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SE on the Indiana Senate Bayh Retirement……

From SE….

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.

This is great news. Now if the GOP would coalesce behind former Congressman John Hostletter, that would be great. Possible Democratic replacements are Congressmen Peter Visclosky, Joe Donnelly, Andre Carson, Brad Ellsworth, and Baron Hill. Your thoughts.

The Dog thoughts are that this seat goes from Safe democratic to ??????

February 15, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Updates | , ,


  1. SE,

    You forgot two important Democrats:

    Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Joe Andrew (D-IN) and Member of the 9/11 Commission Tim Roemer (D-IN) who is currently Ambassador to India.

    Comment by Merlin | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • both are in Merlin’s update….

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  2. Roemer

    He is still labeled a Pro-life Democrat?

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  3. Merlin, Bayh might run for Governor again in 2012.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 16, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s the executive thing everyone assumes…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 16, 2010 | Reply

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