Chandler considering Bunning challenge

One of the Democrats' top prospects for Kentucky's Senate seat in 2010 doesn't exactly sound too enthused about the idea of running.

Rep. Ben Chandler (D) told the AP yesterday: "I have to at least think about it."

The funny thing is that Democrats will probably rejoice at that statement. Chandler has been considered a top prospect for the race, and he previously indicated that he is not interested in challenging Sen. Jim Bunning (R), whose has seen the early stages of his re-election prospects go from bad to worse.

Bunning's missteps have made him a target for Democrats in 2010. So far, Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, who nearly defeated Bunning four years ago, is running. Attorney General Jack Conway and state Auditor Crit Luallen are also considering the race but have said they will not run against each other.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com