Sen. Bunning is at odds with other party leaders who do not think he can win reelection in 2010. Bunning wants to run for a third term, but Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee are discouraging him. Sen. Jim Bunning recently predicted that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg likely would be dead from pancreatic cancer in nine months. Later, he apologized.
Sources: Bunning threatens to resign
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., says if he is hindered from raising money for his re-election campaign he will resign from office, sources say.
, Ky.) Courier-Journal reported Friday that Bunning, who is at odds with his party's leadership, would allow Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear to appoint his replacement if the GOP blocks his fundraising efforts, he said at a campaign event this week in Washington.
"I would get the last laugh. Don't forget Kentucky has a Democrat governor," one of the sources quoted Bunning as saying. "The only logical extension of that comment is, '(Make me mad) … enough and I'll resign, and then you've got 60 Democrats,'" said another source who was present at the event.
Bunning said in a statement that the sources' accounts are inaccurate. (excerpt) read more at upi.com
This highlights the problems of the two party system. It has gotten to where a man can neither run nor rule on his own merit. Everything has to go through a large and corrupt organization for approval. The to parties aren't concerned about the representation of the people, so long as they are loyal to them and beat their opposition party. If it were up to them, we would just put down a D or n R and let them put whoever they wanted into office. I applaud the man for standing up to his party and asserting that he does have power, and that the people elect the man, not the organization.
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