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4:07 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

Rand Paul poised for Bunning seat

Frankfort, KY – The son of former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, says he is poised to enter the race for U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning's seat. However, Rand Paul says he won't run unless Bunning opts out. The Bowling Green physician is a fan of Bunning's conservative fiscal philosophy and says he simply wants to be ready to jump into the race quickly if the 77-year-old senator decides to retire instead of seeking re-election next year. Bunning has said repeatedly that he intends to run for a third term.