The polls have shown that regardless of who Republicans nominate, the GOP U.S. Senate candidate would defeat either of the Democratic Party's frontrunners in Kentucky.
Yet, Democrats sense an opening in the brouhaha over Sen. Jim Bunning blocking the extension of unemployment benefits, (nevermind that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-NV killed an earlier bill that included the unemployment benefits extension).
With both Republican frontrunners and tenacious campaigner Bill Johnson all backing Bunning, the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is slamming the GOP candidates.
IT’S OFFICIAL: TREY GRAYSON AND RAND PAUL DON’T CARE ABOUT HELPING OUT OF WORK KENTUCKIANS
Grayson And Paul Applaud Bunning’s Block On Extending Unemployment Benefits For 1.2 Million Americans
Even Mitch McConnell Disagrees With Bunning’s Out Of Touch Block
Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning's block late last week on extending unemployment benefits for 1.2 million out of work Americans drew criticism from across the political spectrum, but found two cheerleaders in Bunning's home state, Republican Senate candidates Trey Grayson and Rand Paul. Despite Kentucky's 10.7% unemployment rate and with 221,052 unemployed Kentuckians, Trey Grayson and Rand Paul are firmly supporting Bunning's block, which even Republican Senator Mitch McConnell opposes. Bunning's block of the legislation, which is strongly supported by Trey Grayson and Rand Paul, will force over 1.2 million out of work Americans to lose their unemployment benefits today, including thousands of Kentuckians.
“Trey Grayson and Rand Paul are running to replace Jim Bunning in the Senate, but judging by their unwavering support of his block on extending unemployment benefits, they also share his out of touch approach of doing nothing to help hard-hit Kentuckians,” said DSCC National Press Secretary Deirdre Murphy. “With thousands of Kentuckians and over one million Americans set to lose their unemployment benefits today because of Bunning's block, it's baffling that Trey Grayson and Rand Paul would endorse this policy and still be able to look hard-hit Kentuckians in the eyes.”
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Grayson said he would “proudly” stand up with Bunning by blocking extending unemployment benefits and Paul said he also strongly supports killing unemployment benefits for out of work Americans.