According to a press release, Senator Jim Bunning says he wants Bowling Green eye doctor Rand Paul to fill his Senate Seat next year.

Bunning issued this statement today endorsing Paul in the Republican Primary. Among other candidates, Paul is facing Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the primary.

“In the United States Senate, Kentuckians need a strong, principled conservative to stand up to the liberals and establishment politicians that run Washington.  Kentucky needs a conservative who will say no to bailouts, stop the government takeover of our economy, end wasteful spending, and bring down our national debt.  And Kentucky’s families need a conservative who believes in traditional values and the rights of the unborn.  In 2010, there is only one such conservative running for the United States Senate — Dr. Rand Paul.”