Stories tagged with Jim Bunning

Baseball players and politicians

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 19, 2017 at 2:45pm   |   0 Comments

Watching the clip of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie catch a foul ball at a Mets game Tuesday got us to thinking about politics and baseball.

Jim Bunning’s last stand

By Ric Bohy   |   March 4, 2010 at 8:07am   |   1 Comments

The lone senator who quickly became the embodiment of the GOP as “the party of no” backed down Tuesday night.

Outspoken Jim Bunning embarrasses GOP

By A. James Memmott   |   March 9, 2009 at 6:14am   |   0 Comments

Republican Sen. Jim Bunning, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, is resisting suggestions from his own party that he not seek re-election in 2010.

Out of the park and into politics

By A. James Memmott   |   October 13, 2007 at 7:33am   |   0 Comments

When Curt Schilling takes to the mound in the American League
Championship series, he’ll be pitching for the Boston Red Sox against
the Cleveland Indians.

Off the field, Schilling is one of a relatively small group of baseball players who are willing to pitch for political candidates.

He campaigned for President Bush in 2004, and earlier this year, he
said he was backing Sen. John McCain of Arizona for the 2008
Republican presidential nomination. However, he added that if Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois were the Democratic candidate he would have a hard time choosing between the two men.

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