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Because Seriously, Kentucky Needs More Political Drama

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The 2010 Republican Senate primary may end up being the most entertaining race in the country. Last week, Republicans supporting Secretary of State Trey Grayson leaked word that Jim Bunning was planning to retire, rather than contest the Republican primary. It appears, however, that no one actually informed Bunning that he was retiring; the “leak” was intended to push him out in order to make way for the much more popular Grayson. Grayson isn’t a lock in 2010, but he has a much, much better shot than Bunning, who has failed to raise any money or excite any enthusiasm among the Republican faithful. Bunning has even threatened to resign immediately, opening the door for Governor Steve Beshear to appoint a Democrat to fill out his term.

Now, to add absurdity and general hilarity to the situation, it appears that Rand Paul (son of Ron Paul) may be throwing his hat into the ring:

Republican Rand Paul, son of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, said Friday he is poised to enter the race for U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning’s seat if the 77-year-old sports icon decides to retire.

“I’ve been traveling the state and giving speeches as if there is going to be a race,” he told The Associated Press. “Every bone in my body says there is going to be a race.”

There’s only one thing that could make this better: Reality TV! Anyone know a producer?

…it’s hard not to like Bunning when he lashes out at McConnell.

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