Bunning Misses Several Senate Votes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning has missed several
Senate floor votes in the past week, including one on the release
of the remainder of the $700 billion financial rescue package.
Bunning told The Courier-Journal that he is away fulfilling "a
family commitment." Bunning declined to tell the newspaper where
he was when reached by cell phone.
Bunning said his family takes precedence over the Senate.
The 77-year-old senator said he plans to return to Washington on
Information from: The Courier-Journal,

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  • by Deenah Hall Location: Richmond KY on Jan 26, 2009 at 04:29 PM
    I'm voting for Darlene Price, the corruption whistleblower. After reading her testimony that she gave before congress I'm convinced she is the right person for the job! This lady has GUTS! Read her web site www.darlene4senate.com
  • by jerome Location: vote booth trying to elect someone else on Jan 20, 2009 at 11:59 AM
    bunning represents Ky. we need our people we elect in the office to vote. if he can't do it find someone who can. but then again maybe he took an unpaid furlough. yeah right and i am a millionaire.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM
  • by skyhawk Location: Lexington on Jan 20, 2009 at 06:58 AM
    steve, after 8 years we have the largest deficit in this country's history, we have 2 wars with no end in sight and costing billions a month. The economy is on the verge of depression, I could go on but that is enough for now. Yes sir, you Repubs did a [edited] of a job over the last 8 years. It's actually longer because you all controlled Congress for most of Clinton's years but I won't count that one. Communist socialist? You have been listening to Hannity and [edited] to much.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jan 20, 2009 at 03:56 AM
    Bunning misses several votes while Obama misses hundreds...and Bunning is the headline?
  • by Susan Location: Painsvillet on Jan 19, 2009 at 04:47 PM
    My deceased father taught each of his five children, "If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing right!?" Sad Mr. Bunning wasn't taught the same...or has he forgotten?
  • by steve on Jan 19, 2009 at 04:37 PM
    Hey sky hawk look at ted Kennedy he has been in office for 90 years we on offense now boy you clowns criticize us every day well the shoes on the other foot now so get your face mask on for 4 years if he don't get impeached first you communist socialist thug.
  • by skyhawk Location: Lexington on Jan 19, 2009 at 07:16 AM
    Neocons, the blame the "liberal press" has gotten old, please try something else. Bunning with his baseball gig pulling in hundreds of thousands of dollars shows his priorities are not to the people but to himself. As for the Repubs morality, it sure showed the last eight years hasn't it.
  • by Halyn Location: Somerset on Jan 18, 2009 at 01:59 PM
    McConnell/Bunning/Rogers: Worlds Most Useless Politicians!
  • by steve on Jan 18, 2009 at 11:22 AM
    I am sure you never voted for him Charles. I would look at how many votes Mr Obamy missed.


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