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Hat Tip to TPM, but I just saw this at Politico and thought others would be intereted:

Jim Bunning poised to retire.

I live in Kentucky, and I just hate this guy.  I was SOOOOO looking forward to seeing Bunning getting whupped next year.  Guess that won't happen.

A bit more after the fold:

Anyway, for those who don't want to follow the link, the lead graph says:

Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning, the most endangered Republican up for reelection in 2010, appears headed for retirement after giving his leading GOP rival the blessing to prepare to run for his seat next year.

I guess that this doesn't mean FOR SURE that Bunning won't be gone, but it might.  It will also mean that it will be slightly more difficult for a Dem to win next year.  

On Thursday afternoon, Kentucky GOP Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced that he would form an exploratory committee to run for Bunning’s seat — a move that Kentucky GOP operatives say is a precursor to Bunning's retirement. Grayson's entry will come as a relief to Kentucky Republicans and Senate GOP leaders, who may now have reason to believe their party could hold on to this seat.

Trey Grayson is not a crazy GOoPer, so he could actually win.  Sucks, man.

Originally posted to estamm on Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 06:20 PM PDT.

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