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DSCC, NRSC Pay Down Debt in April

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National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn, seen here after Tuesday’s Senate luncheons, last month paid off all of the NRSC’s remaining debt from the 2008 cycle.

Perhaps more worrisome for Reid was the poll’s finding that just 35 percent of voters would vote to re-elect him if the election were held today. Forty-five percent of voters said they would definitely vote to replace Reid.

While the latest numbers are being touted by Republicans, the fact remains that the GOP still has not found a candidate to challenge Reid.

Meanwhile, Sen. Jim Bunning’s (R-Ky.) weekly conference call with state political reporters again served to highlight the GOP’s ongoing soap opera in the Bluegrass State Senate race.

In what has become a regular occurrence, Bunning teed off on fellow Kentucky Republican and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

After calling McConnell a “control freak,” Bunning claimed that he would be better-served if McConnell didn’t back him for a third term in 2010.

Bunning’s weekly conference calls with Kentucky press have provided an ongoing glimpse into just how much the relationship between the two Kentucky Senators has deteriorated as Bunning fights for re-election without McConnell’s help.

On Tuesday, Bunning again blamed McConnell for Republican losses in the Senate during the past two election cycles. He said he and McConnell have been at odds since December, when Bunning said McConnell told him he was “too old” to run for re-election, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.

McConnell’s office had no comment Tuesday on Bunning’s conference call.

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