Monday, April 6, 2009

Kentucky Senate 2010: Rematch?

He may have a few Democratic primary opponents, but Kentucky's Lt. Governor, Daniel Mongiardo, has raised in excess of $400K already (story) for his upcoming US Senate race in 2010. Out of the gate and in the lead already, Mongiardo has already received (predictably) a key endorsement from Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear

Other notable potential challengers to Mongiardo in the Democratic primary are: Attorney General, Jack Conway; state Auditor Crit Luallen; and U.S. Representative, Ben Chandler.

A Democratic primary victory for Mongiardo would setup another showdown, which would feature a rematch of Kentucky's 2004 election when Bunning narrowly defeated Mongiardo (51% - 49%).

News of Mongiardo's fundraising success comes just days after Republican Senator, Jim Bunning, admitted having trouble raising money -- blaming his state colleague and Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell and the economic downturn.  Take responsibility much, Senator?

Perhaps he should be blaming himself and the former President Bush?

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