Politics & Government

Bunning wants $10 million for re-election; Dems eyeing seat

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning warned GOP activists Saturday that he'll soon need help amassing at least $10 million to fund his campaign for a third term, which he expects will draw fierce Democratic opposition.

Then he laid down the gauntlet to any would-be Democratic challengers. "I'm telling you right now, we're going to kick butt in 2010," said Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher and two-term senator who hails from Northern Kentucky.

His comments come as both parties take a deep breath after Tuesday's election and begin looking to the next cycle in 2010, when Bunning's Senate seat will be the top prize in Kentucky.

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