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Bunning retired at the end of the 111th Congress.

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Kentucky
  • Residence: Southgate
  • Born: October 23, 1931; Southgate, Ky.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Mary Bunning; nine children
  • Education: Xavier U., B.S. 1953 (economics)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Fort Thomas City Council, 1977-79; Ky. Senate, 1979-83; Republican nominee for governor, 1983; U.S. House, 1987-99; U.S. Senate, 1999-2011
  • Elected: Elected: 1998 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions; Securities, Insurance & Investment - Ranking Member); Budget (Government Performance); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks; Water & Power); Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure - Ranking Member; Health Care; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness)
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State Information: Kentucky

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Rand Paul (R) 755,411 55.7%
Jack Conway (D) 599,843 44.2%
2004 general Jim Bunning (R) 873,507 50.7%
Daniel Mongiardo (D) 850,855 49.3%
1998 general Jim Bunning (R) 569,817 49.7%
Scotty Baesler (D) 563,051 49.2%
Charles R. Arbegust (REF) 12,546 1.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 41.17% John McCain: 57.4%
2004 John Kerry: 40% George W. Bush: 60%
2000 Al Gore: 41% George W. Bush: 57%
1996 Bill Clinton: 46% Robert Dole: 45%
1992 Bill Clinton: 45% George H. W. Bush: 41%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 44% George H. W. Bush: 56%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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