Bunning Still Opposes Bernanke

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said this weekend that he expects Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's nomination to pass the Senate, and that's a good sign for the Fed chairman as he waits for a vote to be re-confirmed. But despite that indication from the Republican leader, the senator who has voiced some of the harshest criticism of Bernanke remains opposed: Sen. Jim Bunning's (R-KY) office confirmed today that the senator still opposes Bernanke and plans to vote against his confirmation. Bernanke has already been approved by the Senate Banking Committee and enjoys support from its chairman and ranking member, Sens. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Judd Gregg (R-NH); he now awaits a vote from the full Senate chamber.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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