Sunday, April 12, 2009

Good News In Kentucky Senate Race


Jim Bunning will either retire early, lose the Republican primary, or be defeated in November, 2010. But one thing is sure, he won't be obstructing anyone in the 112th Congress. His 28% approval rating is the lowest I can remember for a sitting U.S. Senator. And he certainly earned it.

Meanwhile the Democratic Lt. Governor, Dan Mongiardo, is pretty mediocre and certainly doesn't represent the future of the Democratic Party-- unless it's headed down the same dead end as the GOP-- just got a first rate primary challenge for the right to the Democratic nomination. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced this week. His announcement video is below. He seems like a good candidate and I'm hearing that all the best Democrats in Kentucky-- like John Yarmuth, House Speaker Greg Stumbo, and Crit Luallen-- will be at his official kick-off tomorrow at the Ali Center in Louisville (4:30).

If Cornyn and McConnell are successful at driving Bunning into retirement, Secretary of State Trey Grayson would be the likely replacement from the right-wing party. Recent polling shows Grayson beating Mongiardo and being beaten by Conway. Take a look at the clip of Jack announcing; he's good. (And then if you want a hoot, enjoy Bunning's plea below it):

Jim Bunning from Howie Klein on Vimeo.

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