Commentary: Bunning's exit shows money drives politics

The money has spoken.

Despite his earlier insistence that he would stay in the race for re-election, Sen. Jim Bunning has thrown in the towel.

Not-so-subtle signs from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell did the trick as Republican money migrated to Secretary of State Trey Grayson's exploratory committee.

Bunning, who is 77 and went to Congress 23 years ago to represent Northern Kentucky's 4th District, blamed Senate Republican leaders for doing "everything in their power to dry up my fund-raising."

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