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  Bunning, Jim
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2005-01-01  
 
NameJim Bunning
Address1717 Dixie Highway Suite 180
Ft. Wright, Kentucky 41011, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born October 23, 1931
Died Still Living (82 years)
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Tags Very Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro Sugar Subsidies - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Pro-Term Limits - Pro-Tort Reform - Married -
InfoJames Paul David Bunning

On November 3, 1998, after a very competitive, very hard-fought campaign, Jim Bunning was elected to serve as U.S. Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. People who knew Bunning well were not surprised by his victory. Competition has been the hallmark of Bunning?s life. And he is no stranger to winning either.

As a youngster, Bunning fell in love with baseball and even then, he displayed a competitive spirit and a willingness to work hard. That combination carried him on to a highly successful 17-year career as a Major League baseball player.

Pitching primarily for the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies, Bunning accumulated a record of achievement that eventually won him a seat in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was the second pitcher in history (Cy Young was the first) to record 1,000 strikeouts and 100 wins in both the National and American Leagues. When he retired in 1971, Bunning was number 2 on the all time strikeout list----second only to Walter Johnson.

The same competitive spirit that made Jim Bunning a Hall of Famer in baseball has also served him well in public office. In 1977, Bunning decided it was time for him to give something back to his community and he ran for and won a seat on the Fort Thomas, Kentucky, City Council. Two years later, he was elected to the Kentucky State Senate and during his first term, he became Republican Leader. In 1986, Bunning was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 4th District of Kentucky and he served in that capacity for 12 years.

Although his election to the U.S. Senate and induction into the Hall of Fame stand out as two of the special moments in his life, the all-time high point in his life was his marriage to Mary Catherine Theis in 1952. Together, Jim and Mary have raised 9 children and are the proud grandparents of 35 wonderful grandchildren.

Jim and Mary are active members of the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Jim graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1953 with a degree in Economics.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/21/2010-10/24/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 33.00% ( 2.0) 45.00% ( 3.0) 23.00% ( 1.0)
09/11/2010-09/12/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 31.00% ( 4.0) 48.00% ( 4.0) 22.00% ( 7.0)
07/19/2010-07/21/2010 Braun Research 43.70% ( 0.0) 38.80% ( 0.0) 17.50% ( 0.0)
06/28/2010-06/30/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 27.00% ( 3.0) 44.00% ( 1.0) 29.00% ( 4.0)
05/02/2010-05/04/2010 Research 2000 38.00% ( 0.0) 53.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
05/01/2010-05/02/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 30.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0)
12/11/2009-12/13/2009 Survey USA 35.00% ( 0.0) 50.00% ( 2.0) 15.00% ( 2.0)
09/27/2009-09/28/2009 Survey USA 35.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 3.0) 13.00% ( 3.0)
08/26/2009-08/27/2009 Survey USA 35.00% ( 3.0) 55.00% ( 5.0) 10.00% ( 2.0)
07/17/2009-07/19/2009 Survey USA 38.00% ( 3.0) 50.00% ( 1.0) 12.00% ( 4.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 14, 2010 05:00pm General Bunning: Steinbrenner ‘smart’ for dying in ‘10  Article COSDem 
Mar 16, 2010 08:00pm Blog Entry Jim Bunning's Back: Blocking Nominees Over Canadian Smoking Law  Article -- 
Mar 02, 2010 09:00pm News Deal with GOP senator ends one-man blockade  Article Craverguy 
Mar 02, 2010 06:10pm News Sen. Bunning Blocking ‘Several Dozen’ Senate Nominations  Article Scott³ 
Mar 02, 2010 05:40pm Blog Entry Socialist Commies Protest Bunning’s Kentucky Office  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 01, 2010 12:00pm Proposed Legislation Sen. Bunning Single-handedly Causes 2,000 Federal Worker Furloughs  Article RP 

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  11/02/2004 KY US Senate Won 50.66% (+1.31%)
  05/18/2004 KY US Senate - R Primary Won 83.93% (+67.86%)
  11/03/1998 KY US Senate Won 49.75% (+0.59%)
  05/26/1998 KY US Senate- R Primary Won 74.28% (+48.56%)
  11/05/1996 KY District 4 Won 68.39% (+36.77%)
  11/08/1994 KY District 4 Won 74.15% (+48.29%)
  11/03/1992 KY District 4 Won 61.64% (+23.28%)
  11/06/1990 KY District 4 Won 69.33% (+38.66%)
  11/08/1988 KY District 4 Won 74.22% (+48.44%)
  11/04/1986 KY District 4 Won 55.09% (+11.18%)
  11/08/1983 KY Governor Lost 44.11% (-10.38%)
  05/24/1983 KY Governor - R Primary Won 74.42% (+66.92%)
ENDORSEMENTS
KY District 4 - R Primary - May 22, 2012 R Alecia Webb-Edgington
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 NPA Reject
KY US Senate - R Primary - May 18, 2010 R Rand Paul
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 28, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 NPA Reject
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife - Apr 30, 2009 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 NPA Reject
U.S. Trade Representative - Mar 18, 2009 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Labor - Feb 24, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 NPA Reject
KY Governor - R Primary - May 22, 2007 R Anne Meagher Northup
Secretary of Defense - Dec 06, 2006 NPA Reject
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts, Jr.
Member of the Federal Reserve Board - Jul 19, 2001 NPA Reject