For Immediate Release Contact: Allison Haley
February 26, 2010 Office Phone: 502-632-1820
www.jackconway.org Mobile Phone: 859-539-5430
LOUISVILLE - Democratic candidate for United States Senate Jack Conway today issued this statement regarding recent actions by Senator Jim Bunning:
"Jim Bunning's filibuster of an urgent extension of unemployment and health care benefits is preposterous and it isn't fair to the people of Kentucky and the nation. Without this extension, these critical benefits that help Kentucky workers and families will expire on Sunday.
"During one of the worst economic crises in generations, as people continue to lose their jobs left and right, Jim Bunning is taking this opportunity to engage in grandstanding and political posturing, despite being asked to stop even by his Republican colleagues.
"It's outrageous, and we have to stop it. Over 200,000 Kentuckians are out of work. Over one million people nationwide stand to lose unemployment and health benefits if we don't tell Jim Bunning that we won't stand for it anymore.
"This is a symptom of the Washington gridlock that is standing in the way of solutions that can help the citizens of Kentucky. We need to tell Jim Bunning that politics don't come first - the people of Kentucky do. Kentucky needs a fresh voice in Washington - a voice that puts the needs of workers and families first. If elected, I will be that voice."
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