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Indiana Senator Evan Bayh will not run for re-election……..

This from the Washington Post’s The Fix.……

Evan Bayh to retire……

Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh will not seek re-election this year, a decision that hands Republicans a prime pickup opportunity in the middle of the country.

“After all these years, my passion for service to my fellow citizens is undiminished, but my desire to do so by serving in Congress has waned,” Bayh will say.

Bayh will announce the decision at a press conference later today. He was first elected to the Senate in 1998 and was re-elected easily in 2004. National Republicans had recruited former Sen. Dan Coats to challenge Bayh in 2010 although polling suggested Bayh began the race with a 20-point edge. He also had $13 million in the bank at the end of the year.

Prior to being in the Senate, Bayh served two terms as governor of the Hoosier State. He also served briefly as Secretary of State.

Update from Merlin.….

Bayh’s Move could prove brilliant:

Here is why:

The Democratic States Central Committee will select their Candidate at a later Date AND if either fmr. DNC Chairman Joe Andrew or 9/11 Commission Member Tim Roemer runs Republicans are SCREWED

The Dog wondered about the timing of this announcement…..

Update#2.………

UPDATE 2:

This isn’t a DONE DEAL.

Bayh has ALREADY a Democratic Primary Opponent:

http://www.tamyraforsenate.com/

Tamyra d’Ippolito

Democrats MUST NOW HOPE that she can’t garner enough signatures by Friday. If she DOES Democrats can’t select a Replacement via the States Central Committee.

To Merlin…..from the Dog…

your scenario will play out…you got it right…..

this is serious now……

UPDATE 3:

Mike Pence (R-IN) is RECONSIDERING. Come On Mike now. Run.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32973.html

Update#4.…..

Hello Dog!

It looks like you’ve your Candidate. According to the Evansville Courier-Press Congressman Brad Ellsworth (D-IN Eigth) is making a Statement this afternoon.

From the Evansville Courier-Press:

Ellsworth is seen by many as the leading candidate. An aide for Ellsworth said the former Vanderburgh County sheriff and two-term House member will comment this afternoon.

One possible scenario could involve Ellsworth running for Bayh’s Senate seat and Democrats choosing Weinzapfel to replace him for the House.

Weinzapfel is the Mayor of Evansville and would likely be the Favourite to hold Ellsworth’s House Seat.

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/feb/15/bayh-says-he-wont-seek-re-election/

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42 Comments »

  1. WOW, BOMBSHELL Announcement.

    I hinted at it a couple of weeks back with a FIX Article from December 2009.

    Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • well this goes fron safe dem to ?????????

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

      • James,

        Mike Pence will be kicking himself for not running.

        Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010

  2. yea…ugh….. Dan Coats is smiling his ass off!

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • james,

      BUT who knows. Pence & Rokita could reconsider or even Governor Mitch Daniels.

      This will sent SHOCKWAVES through your Party.

      Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

      • I know

        Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010

  3. james,

    Update:

    EVEN more worse: The Indiana Filling Deadline is TOMORROW for Counties and Friday for SoS.

    Bayh really screwed you.

    Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m sure they’ll change the date….

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

      • They can’t. The SoS is a Republican, Todd Rokita.

        Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010

  4. he must be pissed at the party…this guy is no good…i said that going into the last presidential…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • What’s the make up of the state legislature?

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  5. james,

    Bayh’s Move could prove brilliant:

    Here is why:

    The Democratic States Central Committee will select their Candidate at a later Date AND if either fmr. DNC Chairman Joe Andrew or 9/11 Commission Member Tim Roemer runs Republicans are SCREWED

    Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks for the life line…..ok I’ll ad this ..there had to a reason for the timing…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

      • james,

        Bayh was obviously waiting until today because he knows the GOP is now stuck with Coats, Hostettler or Stutzman.

        Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010

  6. You figured that out…you are truly a Merlin!

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • james,

      UPDATE 2:

      This isn’t a DONE DEAL.

      Bayh has ALREADY a Democratic Primary Opponent:

      http://www.tamyraforsenate.com/

      Tamyra d’Ippolito

      Democrats MUST NOW HOPE that she can’t garner enough signatures by Friday. If she DOES Democrats can’t select a Replacement via the States Central Committee.

      Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

      • your scenario will play out…you got it right…..

        this is serious now……

        Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010

  7. UPDATE 3:

    Mike Pence (R-IN) is RECONSIDERING. Come On Mike now. Run.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32973.html

    Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • I added it!

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

      • Pence as No 3 Member in the House would have probably NO Problem at all to garner 4.500 Signatures by Friday.

        Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010

  8. I kinda figured that……again….. this is serious now….

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • james,

      EVEN more serious: IN Governor Mitch Daniels (R) is now rumored to be interested.

      He also would likely be able to garner the signatures AND he would give his Lt. Governor Becky Skillman (R) who is seriously considering running for Governor in 2012 a Heads Up Start.

      This is the best case scenario for the GOP.

      Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  9. so now it looks like there will be a race

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  10. Cook shifts Rating from “Lean D” to “Lean R”

    Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  11. he’s a little premature on that…we’ll wait for the polls…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  12. http://cookpolitical.com/senate

    Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • We don’t do anything till the polling kicks in….

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  13. TPL,

    You’re wrong.

    The Signatures have to be filled on Friday BUT you have to declare a Candidacy by tomorrow.

    Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • Pence should jump in….

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

      • He probably will.

        Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010

      • He’d be better than Coats…..ah…keep Coats…he, he….he

        Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010

  14. I expect Bayh to run for Governor in 2012, he really liked that Job better and would be favored to win. Daniels is term limted.

    Comment by Illinois Brandon | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks for that

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  15. james,

    Check your e-Mail.

    Ellsworth to run possibly for Dems and Evansville Mayor Weinzapfel will run for the House to replace him.

    Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • done

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  16. Pence is OUT again

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32973.html

    Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • He, he, he…..I hope they stick with Coats….Charlie Cook can eat his hat!

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

      • The Signatures have to be filled on Friday BUT you have to declare a Candidacy by tomorrow.
        —————

        that is even better NEWS

        Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 15, 2010

  17. IL Brandon, Bayh really liked being the top dog in charge and you can tell it obvious he HATED the Senate when he got there in 1998.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Listen did you ever listen to him when he tried out for the presidential primaries?……

      He’d put you to sleep….

      I have to admit I looked at him hard before I settled on Hillary…I couldn’t do it….This stuff confirms my feelings about the guy……

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 17, 2010 | Reply

      • He’d do well running for Governor….

        Comment by jamesb101 | February 17, 2010


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