Lunsford Setting Sights On McConnell Even In The Primary

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bruce Lunsford has plenty of rivals in
the upcoming Senate Democratic primary, but the wealthy businessman
is already picking a fight with Republican Senate leader Mitch
McConnell, who is seeking a fifth term this year.

Lunsford never mentioned his Democratic competition but offered
blistering criticism of McConnell while accepting an endorsement
this week from the Kentucky AFL-CIO. Lunsford broadly linked the
senator with President Bush's policies, saying the country is stuck
in a "poorly conceived war that needs to end," while the economy
teeters on the brink of recession and health care costs continue to

"The Bush administration and Republican leadership in Congress
have driven our country into a ditch and Mitch McConnell continues
to stand in the way, refusing to let anyone get us back on the
road," Lunsford said in a statement.

Lunsford campaign manager Brad Katz said Tuesday that Lunsford
is busy reaching out to Kentucky Democrats, taking nothing for
granted in the May 20 primary. But Katz also took a long view of
the race.

"This is a campaign against Mitch McConnell," Katz said in a
phone interview. "Bruce thinks we need change in Washington, and
that's who he's running against and who he's talking about."

McConnell campaign spokesman Justin Brasell declined comment on
Lunsford's criticism.

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  • by thelma Location: lancaster,ky on Mar 19, 2008 at 11:47 AM
    its time to ditch mitch.we don't need any of (bush's) left overs. it's time for the people to march to the polls to show mitch and his republican cronies that LUNDSFORD will be filling mitch's shoes coming this someone that will stand up for all the people not just the lundsford.. thelma, ky.
  • by DC Location: Hazard on Mar 19, 2008 at 11:36 AM
    Dear Mr Lunsford. You have your work cut out for you.It's O:K to spout your rhetoric, but please don't forgot just WHO started this war. They attacked our country, remember? And you are in a dogfight with one of the richest, mud-slinginest politicians in the U.S. You had better not have any kind of skeletons in your closet, or even if you dont, ol' Mitch Mconnel will badmouth you and your family every way under the sun. I am a resgistered republican, but I'm not much of a fan of Mconnell or that mean spirited Bunning, either. Good luck.
  • by Genusrightwingus Location: Ky. on Mar 19, 2008 at 06:04 AM
    Tired of a one sided argument, our President didn't start this war,Terrorists (not insurgents) did! And he's put the greatest military force on earth in the best place to fight them, in their own backyard. Would you rather have them here? Terrorist Kill innocent people,not by accident, but purposely! to get what they want Fear! Remember 9/11...Saddam have WMD's! They were on Tractor Trailers,CNN did show the sattelite Imagery of those Trucks rolling into Syria as our Troops were fighting for Falluja(we captured ammo bunkers full of Scud Missiles,explosives,and weapons).The entire Chemical/Biological weapons program was mobile from the time we were "allowed" to send U.N. Inspectors in after the Gulf War! Its pretty hard to inspect it if you can't find it! ps. The Scuds we captured and destroyed were supposed to have been detroyed after the gulf war!


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