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Bye, Bye, Bayh -- From the Senate? (Evan Bayh may run for Governor)
Human Events ^ | December 22, 2006 | John Gizzi

Posted on 01/06/2007 12:09:30 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

week after Sen. Evan Bayh announced he would not run for the Democratic nomination for president in ’08, speculation is gradually mounting in Washington and Indiana that the two-term senator will instead run in two years for the job he held from 1988-96 and reportedly loved more than being in the Senate -- governor of the Hoosier State.

Sources close to Bayh, who explored and then opted against a bid for the White House, does not like the pace in the Senate and the hours that keep him from coming home to dinner with wife Susan and their twin sons. As governor, the same sources said, Bayh was more in control of his schedule and preferred being an executive to being a legislator.

Should Bayh run for the governorship, he would be an instant favorite over Republican incumbent Mitch Daniels, who served as head of the Office of Management and Budget under George W. Bush. In recent months, Gov. Daniels has seen his popularity diminish over his handling of state spending issues.

If Bayh wins his old job back, the same sources have already guessed whom he would name to fill the remaining two years of his Senate term: Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, Bayh’s close friend and former top aide.

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


TOPICS: Indiana; Campaign News; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2008

1 posted on 01/06/2007 12:09:32 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: The Old Hoosier; hispanichoosier; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; zbigreddogz; JohnnyZ; ..

If Bayh wants to return to the Governorship, he can probably have it. Mitch Daniels is not held in high regard at this time.


2 posted on 01/06/2007 12:11:25 PM PST by Clintonfatigued ("Appointing Earl Warren was the biggest damn fool thing I ever did." Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: Clintonfatigued

potential Republican pickup in the Senate.


3 posted on 01/06/2007 12:15:55 PM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: CzarNicky

He isn't up for reelection until 2010. So he will appoint someone as his successor.


4 posted on 01/06/2007 12:22:25 PM PST by Clintonfatigued ("Appointing Earl Warren was the biggest damn fool thing I ever did." Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It is easier to knock off an appointee that an elected incumbent and Indiana is a red state. Politics and war are both won in the long term but fought in the short term.


5 posted on 01/06/2007 12:40:35 PM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Question

How many states have Dem Governors ?

6 posted on 01/06/2007 1:04:43 PM PST by Mo1 (YEA, What Onyx said in her tag line !!)
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To: Mo1

More than Republican governors, although the exact number escapes me.


7 posted on 01/06/2007 1:06:43 PM PST by Clintonfatigued ("Appointing Earl Warren was the biggest damn fool thing I ever did." Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Thanks


8 posted on 01/06/2007 1:52:06 PM PST by Mo1 (YEA, What Onyx said in her tag line !!)
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To: Mo1

Off the top of my head I believe there are 28 Democratic Governors and 22 Republicans.


9 posted on 01/06/2007 2:22:19 PM PST by My GOP
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To: My GOP; Mo1; Clintonfatigued

MyGOP is correct, it is 28D-22R

As of January 2007, here are the states with Dem Governors:

AZ-Napolitano
AR-Beebe
CO-Ritter
DE-Minner
IL-Blagojevich
IA-Culver
KS-Sebelius
LA-Blanco
ME-Baldacci
MD-O'Malley
MA-Patrick
MI-Granholm
MT-Schweitzer
NH-Lynch
NJ-Corzine
NM-Richardson
NY-Spitzer
NC-Easley
OH-Strickland
OK-Henry
OR-Kulongoski
PA-Rendell
TN-Bredesen
VA-Kaine
WA-Gregoire
WV-Manchin
WI-Doyle
WY-Freudenthal

And with Republican Governors:

AL-Riley
AK-Palin
CA-Ah-nold
CT-Rell
FL-Crist
GA-Perdue
HI-Lingle
ID-Otter
IN-Daniels
KY-Fletcher
MN-Pawlenty
MS-Barbour
MO-Blunt
NE-Heineman
NV-Gibbons
ND-Hoeven
RI-Carcieri
SC-Sanford
SD-Rounds
TX-Perry
UT-Huntsman
VT-Douglas


10 posted on 01/06/2007 3:17:37 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yah, he'll walk over Daniels, that's true. But he wasn't that bad of a Governor, and the Senate seat would instantly become competitive.


11 posted on 01/06/2007 3:19:32 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ah yes. Senator to Governor to POTUS.

That avenue didn't work for Pete Wilson.


12 posted on 01/06/2007 3:25:57 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
MyGOP is correct, it is 28D-22R

That's a number our side needs to pay attention to ... because it could be real trouble

Thanks for the info!

13 posted on 01/06/2007 3:44:37 PM PST by Mo1 (YEA, What Onyx said in her tag line !!)
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To: Mo1

It's always trouble when we're trailing.

It was worse, however, back prior to the '94 elections, when the breakdown was 30D-18R-2I:

D-AL,AR,CO,DE,FL,GA,HI,ID,IN,KS,KY,LA,MD,MO,NE,NV,NM,NY,NC,OK,OR,PA,RI,TN,TX,VT,VA,WA,WV,WY

R-AZ,CA,IL,IA,ME,MA,MI,MN,MS,MT,NH,NJ,ND,OH,SC,SD,UT,WI

Ind-AK,CT


14 posted on 01/06/2007 3:52:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: onyx

Actually, it would be Governor to Senator to Governor to POTUS, but I doubt he'll ever run for President if he isn't going to now. This seemed on paper to be his big break, and he's canning it.


15 posted on 01/07/2007 2:23:09 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: zbigreddogz

Daniels for Senate?


16 posted on 01/08/2007 12:13:52 PM PST by Nihil Obstat
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To: Nihil Obstat

If Daniels loses his re-election bid, I'm guessing his political career is over.


17 posted on 01/08/2007 10:23:44 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: zbigreddogz

"If Daniels loses his re-election bid, I'm guessing his political career is over."

Gov. Daniels really was not too impressed with running for Governor at first - but the State Party convinced him otherwise. He doesn't seem too concerned about going on past the Governor's job.

He'll go back into either a staff position or get a corporate board position somewhere.


18 posted on 01/09/2007 1:15:12 PM PST by Sir Hailstone (http://digitalfarmers.blogspot.com - ALERT! STOP INDIANA'S GUN BANS HB1089 AND HB1090 NOW!!!)
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To: Mo1

28, which is too many.


19 posted on 01/11/2007 1:02:36 PM PST by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: California Patriot

Yep .. especially with this group of Dems and something we really need to watch


20 posted on 01/11/2007 1:04:03 PM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
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To: Nihil Obstat
Daniels for Senate?

No. Mike Pence for Senate.

21 posted on 01/12/2007 8:29:12 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Conservatism hasn't been tried and found wanting, it has been found wanting to be tried.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Bayh, the prima donna, doesn't like the fact that he is just one a 100 dogs instead of the top dog. He can stay in DC.


22 posted on 01/12/2007 8:31:23 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: NeoCaveman

Mike Pence for Senate!


23 posted on 03/29/2007 4:10:12 AM PDT by Always Right
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