Jim Bunning

James Paul David Bunning was an American professional baseball pitcher and politician who represented Kentucky in both chambers of the United States Congress. He is the sole Major League Baseball athlete to have been elected to both the United States Senate and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Jim Bunning has 577 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1986 Call-In as a Republican Representative for Kentucky's 4th district. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 84 videos. Most appearances with Nancy Johnson (5), Jeff Sessions (5), Newt Gingrich (4). Most common tags: Kentucky, Republican Party, Legislative Branch.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Senator, R-KY January 4, 1999 - January 4, 2011 Videos: 354 U.S. Representative, R-KY 4th December 5, 1986 - January 3, 1999 Videos: 223

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to move forward on several measures, one dealing with immigration and another that creates a fund for…

  • Senator Bunning Farewell Speech

    Senator Bunning Farewell Speech

    Senator Bunning (R-KY) delivered a farewell speech in the Senate.

  • Health Care Law Implementation

    Health Care Law Implementation

    Donald Berwick testified on implementation of the health care law and patient protection provisions for Medicare and Medicaid recipients. This was Mr.…

  • Economic Outlook

    Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf called the U.S. economic recovery “anemic” and projected that…

  • R. Allen Stanford Alleged Ponzi Scheme Investigation

    R. Allen Stanford Alleged Ponzi Scheme Investigation

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing on the Securities and Exchange Commission Inspector General’s…

  • Status of U.S. Economy

    Status of U.S. Economy

    Economists testified on the state of the U.S. economy, the impact of the recession, and prospects for economic recovery.…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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Past Elections

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

Historic election results compiled from data found on FEC.gov


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