WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement about the passing of former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning.
"I was saddened to learn of the passing of a true Kentucky legend. Senator Jim Bunning was many things -- an indomitable force on the pitcher's mound, a stalwart champion of the Commonwealth in the United States Congress, and the proud patriarch of a remarkable family. He was bold and headstrong, but also fiercely loyal - a combination that made him effective in every endeavor he undertook. Jim left an indelible mark on our state, on our nation - and his legacy will endure for generations. My wife, Cynthia, and I extend our deepest condolences to Mary and their family during this difficult time."