LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning says he is encouraged by the reception he got from Republican stalwarts at a recent party gathering and is forging ahead with a series of campaign fundraisers.
Bunning told reporters during his weekly conference call on Tuesday that he was pleased with the encouragement he received from rank-and-file Republicans urging him to run for a third term next year. The Kentucky Republican says he has a series of fundraisers planned in such places as Lexington, Somerset and Memphis, Tenn.
Bunning raised less than $300,000 in campaign cash during the first three months of this year and was outpaced by Democratic Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, who nearly defeated Bunning in 2004.
Attorney General Jack Conway is also seeking the Democratic Senate nomination next year.
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