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  • Evan Bayh Admits Obamacare Doesn’t Reduce Health Costs (AUDIO)

    03/30/2011 8:32:40 AM PDT · by · 7 replies
    Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D- Ind.) appeared on the Laura Ingraham Show and admitted that Obamacare does not reduce the actual costs of health care. Bayh said: The real issue that was not addressed, Laura, that you’ve raised now, and I think appropriately, is the cost, the cost to both the government and to your listeners. We need to take steps now to get the costs of health care under control. That was not dealt with really in an aggressive way in this legislation. I think it now needs to be.
  • Fox News hires former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh

    03/15/2011 8:50:47 AM PDT · by Hodapp · 23 replies
    Fox News Channel has hired former Democratic Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh as an on-air contributor. The network announced Tuesday it had hired Bayh to offer commentary and analysis across Fox News' programming ahead of the 2012 elections. [snip] Since leaving politics, Bayh has also signed on as a partner at a law firm and was appointed a senior adviser to private equity firm Apollo Global Management.
  • “No Labels” Group Meets … Or Why I Would Prefer You Not Call Me A Lefty

    12/14/2010 3:21:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 14,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    If only this were a coalition of the left and the right working out differences. But alas, it’s just a coalition of mostly liberal politicians who used to label themselves by a political party and now would rather fly stealth. Sigh. If you are not familiar with “No Lables”, no worries, it’s brand new and they certainly deserve a Hat Tip for brevity. Here’s their declaration: We are not labels – we are people. We care deeply about our country. We are frustrated and concerned about the tone of politics. We are passionate about addressing America’s challenges. We are Democrats,...
  • Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh won't run for governor in 2012

    12/11/2010 8:54:22 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/11/10 | Chris Cillizza
    Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh has decided against a run for governor in 2012, robbing Democrats of their top recruit in the Hoosier State. "After careful consideration, I have concluded that the appropriate decision is not to be a candidate for governor of Indiana in 2012," Bayh said in a statement released to the Fix. ""The principle reason for my decision is the welfare of my twin sons." Bayh's decision leaves the Democratic field wide open. Reps. Brad Ellsworth and Baron Hill, both of whom lost races this fall, are likely to consider the Bayh-less contest. Others mentioned include Rep....
  • Dan Coats in Indiana Results-- COATS WINS!!!

    11/02/2010 3:43:31 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/10 | Timothy Knight
    The Pundit Press Editorial Board has just projected Senator Dan Coats (R) the winner in Indiana's Senatorial election to replace the retiring Evan Bayh. Coats previously served two terms in the 1990's, after he was appointed to replace then-Senator Ben Quayle after the Bush-Quayle ticket routed the Democratic opposition in the 1988 Presidential election.
  • Coats keeps solid lead in Senate race (Bayh's old Senate Seat going "R")

    10/25/2010 3:02:22 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 7 replies
    WISH TV 8 (Indianapolis) ^ | 10/25/10 | jim shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Republican Dan Coats continues to hold a solid lead in the Indiana Senate race even after being the target of weeks of negative ads that began just after our first poll was taken. The WISH TV Indiana 2010 Election poll shows Coats with an 18 point lead; it’s Coats 53 percent and Democrat Brad Ellsworth 35 percent...
  • Video: A huge Republican wave comparable to 1994 is coming, says … Evan Bayh

    09/02/2010 6:10:29 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Alternate headline: “Lame-duck Blue Dog free to admit what every other Democrat already knows.” The good stuff comes at the beginning, but if you give up before the end, you’ll miss him talking about what a horrible political miscalculation ObamaCare was. Yes, after 60 years of trying, they finally got a foot in the door of socialized medicine, but they knew the price they’d pay was steep. Did they know it’d be quite this steep, though? Kaus-ian Democrat-bashing Democrat Pat Caddell raises the stakes:
  • Primary battle [Indiana Republican candidates give voters 'healthy civics lesson']

    04/30/2010 6:44:41 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies · 516+ views
    WORLD ^ | 4/30/10 | Russ Pulliam
    Indiana has not enjoyed such a vigorous debate among conservatives in many years. In the lead-up to the Republican primary on Tuesday, Dan Coats, Marlin Stutzman, Don Bates Jr., John Hostettler, and Richard Behney have given Indiana voters a healthy civics lesson with their arguments over who should be the GOP contender in November for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Evan Bayh. Because of Bayh’s last-minute decision in February not to run for re-election, state Democratic Party officials had to scramble to find a candidate for next fall’s ballot and officially will select U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth...
  • Vote may hose this Hoosier's elex hopes

    03/23/2010 3:45:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 934+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 23, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- As a Democrat from a conservative district in a red state, Rep. Brad Ellsworth has always relied on shrewd political instincts and good timing. The former local county sheriff is as law-and-order as they come and is the only way Democrats are able to play in a right-leaning state like Indiana. It was only with help from Democrats like Ellsworth in 2008 that President Obama was able to snatch the state from Republicans for the first time in nearly 50 years. But all of Ellsworth's charm and luck may be about to run out. After weeks of intense...
  • Graham to Obama: scrap New York terror trial, I'll stand with you

    03/07/2010 10:34:07 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 75 replies · 513+ views
    Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday outlined his plan to help President Obama close Guantánamo if the administration agrees to abandon a civilian New York terror trial for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in favor of a military tribunal. BY MARK SAPPENFIELD On Sunday, two moderate senators defended President Obama’s apparent willingness to reconsider his administration’s decision to use a civilian New York terror trial for the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The first, Senator Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina, is seen as the architect behind the Obama administration’s potential change in plans. He has promised...
  • Rush's Operation Chaos startegy from 2008 hurting 2010 .

    02/26/2010 9:02:14 PM PST · by tempe · 42 replies · 1,326+ views
    Self | 2/26/2010 | Frank Templeton
    Here in Indiana, several candidates for May's upcoming Republican primary are being challenged by party officials on the grounds that they are not entitled to run. One candidate who asked to remain anonymous says he is a long time registered Republican and is being challenged on the grounds that he voted in 2008’s Democratic primary. He states, “I am a long time listener to the Rush Limbaugh show, during the primary season he came up with the strategy he called “operation chaos.” Thinking it would be fun to participate in upsetting the Democrats election plans, I did, never thinking it...
  • Retiring senators: Why are so many calling it quits?

    02/23/2010 2:39:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 970+ views
    CSM on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/10 | Gail Russell Chaddock
    Washington – "I do not love Congress." Call it the shot heard round the Capitol. With a $13 million war chest and a lead in the polls, Sen. Evan Bayh (D) of Indiana appeared on track to reelection – until he decided that he'd had enough of what the Senate had become. "I am not motivated by strident partisanship or ideology," he said at a Feb. 15 press conference. ... To date, 12 senators have announced retirements - the second-highest number of Senate retirees in 75 years. The high-water mark was 13 departures in 1996. As in years past, some...
  • (Video) Senator Bayh Takes Swipe At Sarah Palin, Elizabeth Hasselbeck Calls Him Out

    02/22/2010 7:28:51 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 12 replies · 1,713+ views
    Senator Bayh was a guest on The View. The jackass talked about the need of more bi-partisanship but than joins Behar is taking a swipe at Governor Sarah Palin. Hasselbeck would not stand for it.
  • Can a Hoosier farmer produce another Massachusetts miracle for Republicans?

    02/20/2010 6:37:51 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 595+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2010 | Ken Tomlinson
    A notable buzz surrounded youthful Indiana State Sen. Marlin Stutzman as he was escorted around this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by activist Donna Weisner. “Back in Indiana, they say he’s our Scott Brown,” she said proudly. Stutzman supporters elatedly boasted news of a Rasmussen poll that gives Stutzman a ten-point lead over the likely Democrat nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Evan Bayh. All this is a stunning development for the young farmer and businessman who only four years ago was the youngest member of the Indiana legislature. In Washington power circles former Sen. Dan...
  • Why I’m Leaving the Senate [Senate Today Not Like During His Father's Time]

    02/20/2010 5:06:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 35 replies · 1,175+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 20, 2010 | Evan Bayh
    OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Why I’m Leaving the Senate By EVAN BAYH February 20, 2010 BASEBALL may be our national pastime, but the age-old tradition of taking a swing at Congress is a sport with even deeper historical roots in the American experience. Since the founding of our country, citizens from Ben Franklin to David Letterman have made fun of their elected officials. Milton Berle famously joked: “You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think.” These days, though, the institutional inertia gripping Congress is no laughing matter. Challenges of historic import threaten America’s future. Action on the...
  • Evan Bayh, Tough Chooser

    02/20/2010 3:07:05 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 489+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 1, 2010 | Andrew Ferguson
    Some of us always suspected that Evan Bayh was a Tough Chooser, and he proved us right this month when, with a disdainful flourish, he announced he wouldn’t try to get himself reelected senator from Indiana. He had been giving off signals for a long time, talking about the “tough choices” that his fellow legislators refuse to make to solve the government’s fiscal problems, without once mentioning what those tough choices entail or, for that matter, making a tough choice himself. Bayh did this most recently on February 3, when President Obama took questions for what seemed like hours at...
  • Ellsworth to seek Bayh's Senate seat

    02/19/2010 9:46:29 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies · 553+ views
    WFIE Channel 14 News ^ | February 19, 2010
    Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth told 14 News Friday morning that he has decided he wants to take Evan Bayh's place in the U.S. Senate. Ellsworth is in his second term from southwestern Indiana's 8th district and has been mentioned as a possible choice for Democrats since Bayh's unexpected announcement Monday that he wouldn't seek a third Senate term. The 51-year-old Ellsworth has won by big margins in both his congressional campaigns. He was a career police officer and was twice elected as sheriff in Vanderburgh County sheriff. Others have expressed interest in being the Democratic nominee like Hammond Mayor Thomas...
  • Report: Democratic Rep. Ellsworth seeks Bayh seat

    02/19/2010 9:56:20 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 2 replies · 283+ views
    AP Yahoo ^ | February 19, 2010 | HENRY C. JACKSON
    Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth said Friday he will seek Evan Bayh's Indiana Senate seat, a newspaper reported. The Evansville Courier & Press said the 51-year-old Ellsworth made his announcement Friday in his hometown Evansville. SNIP The two-term congressman emerged as a leading possible choice for Democrats after Bayh's unexpected announcement Monday that he wouldn't seek a third Senate term. Ellsworth is considered an attractive candidate because he won by big margins in both his campaigns his largely rural congressional district in southwestern Indiana after eight years as sheriff of the district's largest county. SNIP A political ally of Ellsworth's on...
  • Would an Obama-Bayh ticket save the Democratic presidency?

    02/18/2010 3:45:49 PM PST · by Publius772000 · 23 replies · 445+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 02/18/2010 | Michael Naragon
    While Rush Limbaugh and conservative prognosticators spend their time arguing the State media’s assertion that Bayh is a conservative Democrat, and many believe his early retirement as senator from Indiana is an indication that some are abandoning the liberal direction of the Party, I believe this could be a move made in view of the Big Picture. Though I currently live in Georgia, the majority of my life was lived in Indiana, so I am familiar with Bayh’s career. As son of Birch Bayh, Evan had a meteoric rise through state politics. He became governor in 1989 and served for...
  • Bayh's Good-Bye: Here's the Real Reason

    02/18/2010 3:31:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 2,459+ views ^ | February 18, 2010 | Larry Elder
    Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., "shocked" President Barack Obama and his party by announcing his plan to retire from the Senate. Appearing on CBS' "The Early Show," Bayh explained: Washington suffers from acute partisanship. Washington doesn't work. It is broken. How noble -- a principled position against "divisiveness." Let us honor a good man standing tall against the lack of "bipartisanship." Pass the barf bag. When has Washington, D.C., not been "divisive" under a president pushing unpopular ideas -- whether the war in Iraq, the Senate "amnesty" bill, partial privatization of Social Security or Bill Clinton's attempt to allow gays to...
  • Why everyone's sick of Washington

    02/17/2010 3:21:15 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies · 572+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 17, 2010 | MAGGIE GALLAGHER
    Even in the midst of economic and political melt down, Sen. Evan Bayh was still between 10 and 20 points ahead of his potential Republican challengers. Why did the Indiana Democrat announce he will not run for re-election? "Even pols are sick of Washington," blared the headline. Bayh's friend and ex-chief of staff, former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, told the press, "Those frustrations have increasingly worn on him, and I think his willingness to tolerate the frustrations has decreased over time." Evan Bayh is tired of being the middle patch of ground in a culture war that never seems...
  • Evan's bye-bye a rebuke to Dems

    02/17/2010 3:17:54 AM PST · by Scanian · 5 replies · 666+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 17, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- Having lived in the belly of the beast for much of his life, Evan Bayh has emerged -- soul apparently intact -- to testify about it. What he witnessed convinced him that giving it all up and walking away was better than staying part of the criminal charade that is Congress today. From when he was a boy of 8, his father was a senator. Like many sons of senators, he grew up attending elite schools here. And until Evan Bayh was 26 years old, his father was a member of the most exclusive club on earth. And...
  • Why Bayh Is Quitting the Senate

    02/16/2010 8:37:28 PM PST · by chickadee · 72 replies · 2,482+ views
    WSJ Online ^ | 2-16-10 | John Fund
    "Mr. Bayh knows something about high-water political floods. As a 24-year-old law student he helped run his father's 1980 Senate re-election and saw him go down to defeat under the Reagan landslide. In 1994, Mr. Bayh was governor of Indiana and thankful he wasn't before the voters when they revolted against Bill Clinton. "Every 14 or 16 years we seem to have to relearn this lesson," Mr. Bayh said. "I do have a sense of deja vu, and the movie doesn't have a happy ending." He isn't the first observer to note the misfortune that befalls modern Democrats when they...
  • Another Liberal Crackup

    02/16/2010 7:05:20 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 13 replies · 1,149+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02-17-10 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    The real reason Evan Bayh wants out of Washington. The political retirement of Evan Bayh, at age 54, is being portrayed by various sages as a result of too much partisanship, or the Senate's dysfunction, or even the systemic breakdown of American governance. Most of this is rationalization. The real story, of which Mr. Bayh's frustration is merely the latest sign, is the failure once again of liberal governance. For the fourth time since the 1960s, American voters in 2008 gave Democrats overwhelming control of both Congress and the White House. Republicans haven't had such large majorities since the 1920s....
  • Barack Obama faces mid-term humiliation after Senate exodus

    02/16/2010 4:32:43 PM PST · by Schnucki · 36 replies · 1,951+ views
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 17, 2010 | Alex Spillius
    President Barack Obama is facing humiliation in this year's mid-term elections after a wave of desertions by Democratic senators who have retreated from tough challenges for their seats from a resurgent Republican party. There was speculation on Tuesday that the next to join an exodus ahead of the November elections could be Blanche Lincoln, who represents the conservative southern state of Arkansas and is behind every putative Republican challenger in opinon polls. The Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, is meanwhile trailing all his potential Republican opponents in his state of Nevada, and even Mr Obama's old Senate seat in Illinois...
  • Disillusioned Bayh advocates electoral shock to broken system

    02/16/2010 2:54:33 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 27 replies · 1,160+ views
    Yahoo News Blog ^ | 2/17/10 | Andrew Golis is the Editor and Brett Michael Dykes
    In an interview on MSNBC this morning, newly retiring Sen. Evan Bayh declared the American political system "dysfunctional," riddled with "brain-dead partisanship" and permanent campaigning. Flatly denying any possibility that he'd seek the presidency or any other higher office, Bayh argued that the American people needed to deliver a "shock" to Congress by voting incumbents out in mass and replacing them with people interested in reforming the process and governing for the good of the people, rather than deep-pocketed special-interest groups. Bayh's announcement stunned the American political world, as up until just last week he looked to be well on...
  • It might sound crazy, but it ain't no lie. Baby, Bayh, Bayh, Bayh

    02/16/2010 9:03:19 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 6 replies · 448+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | February 16, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    It is white-rhino rare for a politician who is in the prime of his life (or for that matter at the end of his life), and who is still popular with his constituents, to quit without an ulterior motive. Bob Dole quit in order to focus on a Presidential run. Sarah Pailin quit in order to spend time in the lower 48 states, promote a book and perhaps run for the White House. Even politicians near death tend to keep running. Senator Byrd (D-Living) and Strom Thurmond (R-Dead) have been prime examples of this phenomenon. Moderate Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN),...
  • Predicting Bayh’s next move (Columinist: Bayh potential '10 GOP Presidential candidate)

    02/16/2010 9:59:09 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 28 replies · 828+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/16/10 | Lenny McAllister
    People will build up the story for the next couple of days—a theme already being echoed throughout the communication channels that make up political chatter. 2009 was a bad year for centrists in a highly politicized Washington. Moderate Democrats were the ones to face the wrath of a nation growing weary of minimal results and continued in-fighting on Capitol Hill. Therefore, Bayh’s retirement should come as no surprise, the thinking goes. It was due, especially now that information is coming forward that his staff had heard speculation of his pending retirement for several months. However, there is more to this...
  • INDIANA Dem (Tamyra d'Ippolito) Misses The Deadline

    02/16/2010 9:34:53 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 28 replies · 1,717+ views
    HotlineOnCall ^ | 2-16-10 | Reid Wilson
    Updated at 12:23 p.m. Restaurant owner Tamyra d'Ippolito (D) has enough signatures to make the ballot in the race to replace Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), she told Hotline OnCall in a brief interview, but an official in a key district says she has failed to reach the threshold. An official in Marion Co. (IN) tells Hotline OnCall d'Ippolito turned in just 3 signatures in the 7th CD, the district with the highest percentage of Dem voters. The noon deadline has passed, meaning d'Ippolito failed to meet the requirements to get on the ballot. She would have been required to submit...
  • IN Dem Says She Has The Signatures

    02/16/2010 9:07:25 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 45 replies · 1,168+ views
    Hotline On Call - National Journal ^ | 2/16/2010 | Reid Wilson
    Restaurant owner Tamyra d'Ippolito (D) has enough signatures to make the ballot in the race to replace Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), she told Hotline OnCall in a brief interview. Reached at her home, d'Ippolito said she was on her way out the door to drop off more signatures at the county clerk's office. D'Ippolito's backers have until noon to submit 4,500 signatures, including 500 from each of the state's 9 districts, to the appropriate county clerks. "To my knowledge, yes we do. There's people putting in signatures as we speak," d'Ippolito said when asked if she has the signatures necessary...
  • Bayh Bye to Re-election Bid

    02/16/2010 7:54:21 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 5 replies · 221+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/16/10 | alaphiah
    The poison partisan politics of Barry Hussein Soetoro and the Democrat Party is taking its toll on less partisans of the Democrat Party. Sen. Evan Bayh who expressed frustration at the increasingly polarized atmosphere in Washington should be a reality check for Democrats who spent an entire year pushing a partisan agenda though the Congress only to be opposed by fellow Democrats while Republicans sat on the sidelines for the most part because they did not have adequate numbers with which so stop any of the Democrat marquee agenda items, Health Care Reform, Global Warming/Cap and Trade energy legislation and...
  • Something wrong in Democratic Party

    02/16/2010 6:10:49 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 66 replies · 2,300+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | By Salena Zito
    "This is a warning sign on so many levels, when people like Evan Bayh walk way rather than serve their country," said Steve McMahon, a former Senate staffer for the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. "The moderate Democrat is a vanishing breed," said McMahon, a Democratic strategist on Capitol Hill. "It is the moderates that make the difference between being in the majority and being in the minority, a problem for the Democrats." Former Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum said Bayh did what he himself should have done when faced with a similar situation in the 2006 mid-term...
  • Bayh Says Voters Could Deliver 'Shock' to Congress

    02/16/2010 6:07:33 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 31 replies · 1,162+ views ^ | February 16, 2010
    Retiring Sen. Evan Bayh (BY) says voters across the country could deliver "a shock" to Congress if lawmakers don't work in more harmony and drop rampant partisanship. In a nationally broadcast interview Tuesday, the Indiana Democrat said "the extremes of both parties have to be willing to accept compromises" in order to accomplish things for the national good. Bayh denied that he had an interest in running for president and said on ABC's "Good Morning America" he told President Barack Obama on Monday that he would support his re-election. Bayh also said he thinks voters are in a mood to...
  • Democrats Reel as Senator Says No to 3rd Term

    02/16/2010 5:54:38 AM PST · by safetysign · 27 replies · 1,093+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 02/16/2010 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    Mr. Bayh’s decision staggered Democrats. It was the latest in a series of setbacks that illustrate just how far the party’s fortunes have fallen since President Obama came to office more than a year ago, sweeping big majorities into the House and Senate with him. Mr. Bayh stepped aside despite personal entreaties from Mr. Obama and his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, White House officials said. Mr. Bayh was on the short list of candidates Mr. Obama considered for vice president before settling on Joseph R. Biden Jr. He was among the most prominent of moderate Democrats in Congress, but...
  • O's Bayh-way to hell: 'Retiring' Ind. Dem a 2012 threat

    02/16/2010 3:13:04 AM PST · by Scanian · 28 replies · 896+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 16, 2010 | Editorial
    WASHINGTON -- Popular Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh shocked the political world yesterday when he announced he won't run for re-election this year, saying he's fed up with Congress -- immediately sparking speculation the moderate heartland Democrat might challenge President Obama in 2012. "To put it in words most Hoosiers can understand: I love working for the people of Indiana, I love helping our citizens make the most of their lives, but I do not love Congress," Bayh said in Indianapolis. Bayh, who had been on Obama's short list for vice president, left the door open to all kinds of opportunities...
  • Reid 'confident' Dems will keep Bayh's seat

    02/15/2010 10:56:49 PM PST · by kingattax · 27 replies · 1,100+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/10 | Eric Zimmermann
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said today he's "confident" Democrats will hold on to Sen. Evan Bayh's (D-Ind.) seat in 2010. Reid made the comments in a statement on Bayh's retirement: "Evan Bayh has been a strong voice for Indiana for many years and I thank him for his service. I respect his decision to step aside and look forward to continuing working with him to create jobs, strengthen the economy and keep our country safe throughout the remainder of his term. I am also confident that the efforts of Senator Bayh along with those of the DSCC will...
  • Too good to check: No-name lefty candidate may sneak in as Dems’ Indiana Senate nominee. HOP TO IT!

    02/15/2010 10:53:20 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 74 replies · 4,265+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/16/10 | Allahpundit
    Remember that last-minute filing deadline that Ed talked about this morning, how Indiana Democrats would be forced to go through a caucus process because no one qualified for the ballot in time? Well, “no one” is on the verge of becoming someone. Red State’s got the right idea. She claims she needs 500 signatures by tomorrow, especially from the 8th District, although she’d feel safer with 1,000. If you’re a conservative Hoosier and you get a knock on the door, you know what to do. It would be something close to a nightmare scenario for Democrats: were [Tamyra] D’Ippolito to...
  • Indiana Republicans: Go Sign This Petition to Guarantee a Republican Senate Pickup

    02/15/2010 10:19:48 PM PST · by rob88888 · 15 replies · 1,201+ views
    AoSHQ ^ | February 15, 2010 | Ace
    If she gets 4500 signatures, she's on the ballot. And she's a neophyte the state party doesn't like and apparently a leftish ideologue, so she can't win. Beautiful.
  • Challenger adds to post-Bayh chaos (Indiana Freepers get in this thread now!)

    02/15/2010 9:25:44 PM PST · by ksm1 · 13 replies · 795+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/15/10 4:00 PM EST | Jonathan Martin
    A Bloomington, Ind., restaurant owner who had been running an obscure and uphill challenge against Sen. Evan Bayh for the Democratic nomination claimed Monday that she’s just 1,000 signatures short of qualifying for the ballot. In an interview with POLITICO, Tamyra D'Ippolito said that after news broke Monday morning that Bayh was retiring, her campaign contacted Democratic officials in Indiana to request they help her get the needed signatures by noon Tuesday — when they must be verified by the state’s 92 country registrars. It would be something close to a nightmare scenario for Democrats: were D’Ippolito to qualify for...
  • The Democrat Strategy for 2010: Bye Bye, Bayh

    02/15/2010 7:26:50 PM PST · by pm58590 · 14 replies · 929+ views ^ | February 15, 2010 @ 2:39 p | Pamela Gelle
    Senator Evan Bayh’s decision not to seek re-election this November makes him just the latest among numerous Democrats who announced they are quitting. They have looked at the Obamacare debacle, the crippling debt, the millions of lost jobs, and the looming national security disaster heralded by the increase in jihad terror attacks on American soil, and they’re getting out. They know that Americans are waking up to how the big government policies of the Democrats are continuing to hurt our economy, and are ruinous for America. bayh Swindling Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) will not seek re-election; the drug-addled Congressman Patrick...
  • Democrats Take Blow a s Senator Bows Out

    02/15/2010 5:18:57 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 35 replies · 1,370+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02-15-10 | GREG HITT And SUSAN DAVIS
    <p>WASHINGTON—Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, an influential Democrat who carved out a rare role at the political center, announced Monday that he won't seek a third term, dealing a blow to a party already facing the prospect of big losses in November's congressional elections.</p>
  • Even pols are sick of Washington

    02/15/2010 5:07:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies · 925+ views
    Politico ^ | February 15, 2010 | James Hohmann & Josh Kraushaar
    Evan Bayh’s surprise retirement announcement revealed a common theme among those bailing on Congress this election cycle: even the politicians are sick of Washington. Bayh could not have been more blunt in his Monday speech, saying “I do not love Congress.” Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) last month said partisan rancor and the loss of comity in the Senate was driving him away. “I wish there was less rancor and more bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate these days,” he said. Moderates like Bayh and Dorgan used to actually work closely with Republicans – when the GOP ran Congress. Bayh’s speech was...
  • Freeper Call To ACTION: Let’s help Tamyra D’Ippolito get the 500 votes she needs

    02/15/2010 2:38:14 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 63 replies · 1,014+ views
    Red State ^ | 2-15-10 | Erick Erickson
    From Politico: "It would be something close to a nightmare scenario for Democrats: were D’Ippolito to qualify for the ballot, she would be the likely nominee and the party would be left to face the GOP with a political neophyte ...." Read this story at and contact everyone you know in Indiana to sign the petition tomorrow to get this lady on the ballot. Read more:
  • Bayh to Obama: take this job and shove it (America to Bayh: Adios Amigo)

    02/15/2010 1:48:57 PM PST · by tobyhill · 67 replies · 3,054+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/15/2010 | Lane
    Millions of Americans long to tell their bosses “take this job and shove it.” Hardly any have the power and money to do so, especially in these recessionary times. Sen. Evan Bayh (D) of Indiana, however, is the exception. His stunning retirement from the Senate is essentially a loud and emphatic “screw you” to President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. For months now, Bayh has been screaming at the top of his voice that the party needs to reorient toward a more popular, centrist agenda -- one that emphasizes jobs and fiscal responsibility over health care and cap...
  • Bayh-Coats Denied: Where’s Don King When You Need Him?

    02/15/2010 1:40:32 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 8 replies · 405+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/15/2010 | Ed Carson
    Back in 1988, Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., decided not to seek another term rather than take on popular ex-Gov. Evan Byah. With Coats out, Bayh won easily. Coats recently threw his hat into the ring for 2010, setting the stage for the Hoosier State showdown 12 years later. But now Bayh, in a shocker, says he won’t run. The Bayh-Coats angst-no-action drama resembles that of boxing, where top fighters often fail to face each other
  • Challenger adds to post-Bayh chaos (Help little known Dem get on ballot)

    02/15/2010 1:24:12 PM PST · by Ravi · 28 replies · 953+ views
    politicoo ^ | 2/15/10 | martin
    A Bloomington, Ind., restaurant owner who had been running an obscure and uphill challenge against Sen. Evan Bayh for the Democratic nomination claimed Monday that she’s just 1,000 signatures short of qualifying for the ballot. In an interview with POLITICO, Tamyra D'Ippolito said that after news broke Monday morning that Bayh was retiring, her campaign contacted Democratic officials in Indiana to request they help her get the needed signatures by noon Tuesday — when they must be verified by the state’s 92 country registrars. It would be something close to a nightmare scenario for Democrats: were D’Ippolito to qualify for...
  • Obama hit hard as Bayh bows out

    02/15/2010 1:05:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 129 replies · 4,870+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/15/10 | Tim Mannion
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama suffered another setback Monday as a fifth Democratic senator, centrist heavyweight Evan Bayh, decided not to run for re-election in dismay at the bitter political climate. Obama, who reportedly tried to talk Bayh out of retiring, faces a looming Republican resurgence and risks watching strong majorities in Congress crumble in November mid-term elections, and with them his ambitious reform agenda. With his tearful wife and two sons at his side, Bayh, 54, expressed disenchantment with excessive partisanship in the Congress as he announced his decision at a press conference in the state capital...
  • Pro-Abortion Sen. Bayh to Retire, Easier for Pro-Life Senate Wins

    02/15/2010 12:26:06 PM PST · by julieee · 4 replies · 274+ views ^ | February 15, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Abortion Sen. Bayh to Retire, Easier for Pro-Life Senate Wins Washington, DC ( -- Senator Evan Bayh, an abortion advocate from Indiana, will announced today that he will retire from the Senate. His departure is seen by political observers as making it much easier for one of the pro-life Republicans seeking his seat to win it and, ultimately, potentially shifting more Senate seats to pro-lifers.
  • Video: Evan Bayh News Conference Announcing He Won't Seek Re-election

    02/15/2010 11:41:24 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 9 replies · 586+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/15/10 | HAP
    Evan Bayh 2:00p.m. news conference talking about why he will not seek re-election to U.S. Senate from Indiana
  • Indiana's Bayh to Retire From Senate

    02/15/2010 11:07:38 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 21 replies · 820+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02-15-10 | GREG HITT
    WASHINGTON—Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, a centrist Democrat who represents a Republican-leaning state, has decided to retire rather than seek re-election in November, two senior Democratic Party officials said, in a blow to his party. Mr. Bayh, 54 years old, is the latest in a series of lawmakers who have said they wouldn't run for re-election this year, as polls show rising voter discontent with both parties and Congress in the face of continued high unemployment and a mounting federal deficit. "To put it in the words most Hoosiers can understand: I love working for the people of Indiana, I love...