Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) issued the following statement on the passing of former Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning:

“Today, Kentucky mourns the loss of a true legend.  After a remarkable career in baseball, Jim Bunning could have gone anywhere and done anything.  He chose to come home to Kentucky where he dedicated his life to his family and to public service.  Throughout his entire career he remained a principled conservative and unrelenting fighter for the causes he believed in and for the people of the Commonwealth.  Today, Carol and I are thinking of and praying for his amazing wife Mary, their wonderful children and many grandchildren.”