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  • Indiana, Kentucky House Races Look Good So Far (60+ new baseline)

    11/02/2010 4:30:17 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    NRO ^ | 11-2
    It’s very early, but the bellwether races of IN-2 and KY-6 look good for the GOP so far. IN-2′s Jackie Walorksi is over 60 percent with 4 percent in (all GOP counties, but she’s running even with Dan Coats, who’s wiping out Ellsworth in the state’s U.S. Senate race), and Andy Barr is running even with Chandler in KY-6. I picked both of these districts to flip parties, and if that happens, it’s a sign that +60 or more is the new baseline.
  • Paul Wins; GOP Takes Indiana Seat

    11/02/2010 4:35:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/2/10 | Mike Hammer
    Republican Rand Paul, a tea party favorite, has been elected to the Senate from Kentucky in his first run for office. The son of libertarian congressman Ron Paul defeated Democrat Jack Conway. Republicans have captured the first of what they hope will be several Senate seats that were held by Democrats with the victory of Dan Coats in Indiana. The veteran lawmaker returns to Washington in the seat that was held by retiring Democrat Evan Bayh. South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint, as expected, has won re-election to the Senate, defeating Democrat Alvin Greene.
  • FOX News declares Coats (Indiana) and Paul (Kentucky) winners

    11/02/2010 4:18:26 PM PDT · by FTJM · 24 replies
    FOX News ^ | 11/2/10 | Shepard Smith
    Breaking On Air: Both are projected by Fox News to win.
  • Kentucky and Indiana Results Live Thread-POLLS NOW CLOSED At 6PM

    11/02/2010 3:14:46 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 81 replies
    Tcrlaf | 10-02-10 | TCRLAF
    Indiana Results Live reports from everybody, please. ESPECIALLY STATEHOUSE RACES. The trends here could signal what's happening everywhere else!!
  • 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.
  • Volatility of the House Midterms

    08/22/2010 5:11:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2010 | Salena Zito
    Late last week the premier polling site, FiveThirtyEight, tweeted somberly: I don't think people fully comprehend how scary the generic ballot numbers are for Democrats. The biggest sway away from Democrats is coming from independent voters. The latest Gallup results give Republicans the broadest spread over Democrats in the history of generic-ballot polling. Its also the first time the GOP has hit the magic 50 percent in the history of Gallups generic ballot. "For independent voters, it's like the rock-paper-scissors game, says Democratic strategist Steve McMahon. They want bi-partisan solutions and smart policy. But right now, a 'no' to more...
  • Indiana Democrat Donnelly blasts Pelosi in new ad

    08/21/2010 4:46:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | August 20, 2010 | By TOM COYNE
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. Indiana Rep. Joe Donnelly is taking an unusual jab at his party's leadership in a campaign ad that refers to climate change legislation as "Nancy Pelosi's energy tax." The two-term Democrat is pulling a page from Republican strategists in trying to distance himself from policies that have some voters wary. Brian Vargus, a political science professor at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, said he doesn't think Donnelly's criticism of Pelosi will mean much to voters. "Much of the leadership of the Republican Party has already realized that most people in Indiana don't even know who Nancy...
  • Dan Coats up by 21 points in latest Rasmussen poll (Indiana looks like a GOP Senate pickup)

    07/12/2010 2:04:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats in Indiana have tried to paint Dan Coats as a lobbyist interloper while Brad Ellsworth has campaigned on the hope that Indiana voters have a case of collective amnesia. The latest Rasmussen survey of likely voters shows that strategy succeeding as well as anyone could have predicted. Coats has a 21-point lead over Ellsworth, who barely makes out of the twenties: Indiana still has the look of a likely Republican Senate pickup, with former Senator Dan Coats remaining comfortably ahead of his Democratic opponent Brad EllsworthThe latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Coats...
  • The Grown-Up: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels may be just the type of change Americans want.

    06/12/2010 6:52:25 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies · 708+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 6.11.10 @ 6:11AM | By Philip Klein
    With lofty rhetoric now being followed up by incompetent governance, by 2012, the electorate may warm up to somebody boring who knows what he's doing. Therein lies the potential appeal of Daniels, a mostly bald, 5'7", Midwestern governor who is the last person one would think of as a contender in the modern media age. The buzz surrounding Daniels increased this week with the publication of Andrew Ferguson's excellent profile in the Weekly Standard. In the piece, Ferguson recounts how Daniels campaigned for governor driving around the state on a Harley Davidson, sleeping in the homes of Indiana families who...
  • GOP gets Young, Bucshon for top Indiana targets

    05/05/2010 4:59:36 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 282+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2010 | Aaron Blake
    Attorney Todd Young and Dr. Larry Bucshon will be the GOP nominees in a pair of top pickup opportunities in southern Indiana. Young defeated a field that included former Rep. Mike Sodrel (R-Ind.) to win the nod to face Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.), while Bucshon survived a scare from a Tea Party candidate an will be the partys candidate in Rep. Brad Ellsworths (R-Ind.) district. Buschon led 33-29 with 94 percent of precincts, while Young led activist Travis Hankins 34-32 with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Sodrel was third, with 31 percent. In a cycle that features many former members...
  • Indiana Primary Returns

    05/04/2010 4:15:25 PM PDT · by Amish · 28 replies · 692+ views
    Here's the official site for returns...anyone have a better one?
  • Coats is Clear

    05/05/2010 7:52:05 PM PDT · by rmlew · 6 replies · 298+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | May 5, 2010 | W. James Antle, III
    In Indiana's Republican primary for U.S. Senate, conservative insurgents got more votes than the GOP establishment. There was only one small problem: the party establishment had just one candidate in the race while the conservatives split their votes between four.
  • Exclusive: Indiana Rep. Mark Souder to Resign Amid Affair With Staffer

    05/18/2010 6:11:33 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 203 replies · 9,922+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2010 | Chad Pergram & Steve Brown
    Eight-term Rep. Mark Souder will announce his resignation Tuesday after it came to light that he was conducting an affair with a female staffer who worked in his district office, Fox News has learned. Multiple senior House sources indicated that the extent of the affair would have landed Souder before the House Ethics Committee. Elected as a family values conservative as part of the Republican revolution in 1994, Souder survived a tough re-election challenge in 2008 and survived a contested primary two weeks ago.
  • Can Dan Coats win in Indiana??

    05/05/2010 2:43:56 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 18 replies · 467+ views
    Me | May 5, 2010 | Me
    Can Dan Coats win?? I know he's up in the polls, but he hasn't lived in Indiana for years, and even made jokes about it. Also, the Dems in Indy have been hammering Coats on his lobbying activities, which could definitely strike a chord in the anti-Washington, anti-elites environment. Ellsworth is a partisan Democrat who voted for Obamacare, but he is pro-gun and pro-life. Any Indy freepers care to disagree with me?
  • Coats Wins GOP Senate Primary (RINO ALERT)

    05/04/2010 6:51:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 112 replies · 2,065+ views
    6 News ^ | 5/4/10 | staff
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Sen. Dan Coats surged back four other Republican Senate hopefuls to clinch the party's nomination Tuesday night. GOP leaders had high hopes that Coats, a senator for about eight years in the 1990s, would be a shoo-in for the nomination. National Republicans have backed him since he launched his campaign in February, shortly before Democrat Evan Bayh made his surprise announcement that he wouldn't seek a third term.
  • Coats leading; Stutzman, Hostettler splitting votes

    05/04/2010 4:55:43 PM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies · 608+ views
    WISH TV ^ | 05/04/10 | David Barras
    With half of the precincts reporting in the GOP Senate primary race, former Indiana senator Dan Coats is preparing to celebrate. Coats shot to an early lead and is holding strong while his opponents Marlin Stutzman and John Hostettler are splitting the rest of the votes. The Coats campaign has a small ballroom at the downtown Indianapolis Marriott hotel booked until midnight. Coats has already practiced his victory speech on the podium at the hotel. But the Republican Senate hopeful still has to beat four other candidates in Tuesday's primary election. State legislator Marlin Stutzman is said to have the...
  • Indiana Senate Race: GOP Photo Finish? (Primary is this Tuesday!)

    05/01/2010 8:02:17 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 14 replies · 649+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 30 2010 | Steve Brown
    New poll in the IN Senate race's GOP primary! Done yesterday. Out today. It was commissioned by SC Senator Jim DeMint's PAC...the Senate Conservatives Fund. Wenzel Strategies Research out of Columbus OH did the work. Here are the results: Undecided 30% Dan Coats 28% John Hostettler 18% Marlin Stutzman 18% Richard Behney 3% Don Bates Jr. 3% The survey was of 801 like Republican primary voters...again all spoken to yesterday over the phone. The margin of error for this poll is plus/minus 3.43%. REPORTER INTERPRETATION: Coats...the best known candidate is out in front outside the margin of error. But...and this...
  • Indiana: Hostettler Raised Just $37,000

    04/21/2010 4:05:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 240+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | April 21. 2010 | Greg Giroux
    Former Rep. John Hostettler (R-Ind.) is running for the Senate much like he ran for the House: heavy on the social-issue conservatism and light -- very light -- on campaign funds. Hostettler raised just $37,000 in the first quarter of 2010, according a filing in the Senate public records office, and began April with just $9,700. His first-quarter receipts amounted to less than a tenth of what front-running Republican Dan Coats raised and 1/17th of what presumptive Democratic nominee Brad Ellsworth raised. Unlike the way he handled his House campaigns, Hostettler is now accepting contributions from political action committees. But...
  • The clock is run out. The time is now. Conservatives must unite immediately to save Indiana.

    04/16/2010 12:15:16 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 64 replies · 1,852+ views
    Red State ^ | 04/16/10 | Erick Erickson
    Times up conservatives. We must now unite and we must now rally to save Indiana from the Democrats. The time is now. There can be no more waiting. For months conservatives have sat on the sidelines in the Indiana Senate race. The NRSC dragged former Senator Dan Coats from North Carolina to Indiana and put him into the race. They said he would be warmly re-embraced by the Indiana conservative grassroots. They said he could raise between $500,000.00 and a million dollars. They said he was a perfect fit. Now, like in Florida, we must save the NRSC from itself...
  • Coats hits 'socialistic' Obama, defends record

    04/12/2010 8:19:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 518+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | April 12, 2010 | Domenico Montanaro
    WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Dan Coats, running for the open Indiana Senate seat that will be vacated by Evan Bayh (D), said he is running out of a call of duty, because he said he believes the current radical administration, is moving this country rapidly toward a European Socialist style of government. Wasnt it Margaret Thatcher that said the whole thing wrong with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money? Coats, 66, said in an interview here with First Read. Asked if he sees this administration as moving toward socialism, Coats said, I do. I do....
  • Mike Pence to Speak at SRLC2010, on Saturday 4/10, 2:00 p.m. Eastern [Happening Now!]

    04/09/2010 4:03:29 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 37 replies · 929+ views
    Facebook ^ | April 9, 2010 | Mike Pence
    Several have asked how they can see my speech at SRLC tomorrow. The link below offers live video. I speak at approximately 2:00pm (ET). For those unable to watch live, the team will post the video later.
  • GOP candidates for 8th district to debate April 21

    04/08/2010 12:53:59 AM PDT · by Military family member · 2 replies · 396+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 4/8/2010 | The Journal of Business
    The Vigo County Young Republicans and Pachyderm Club of Vigo County will co-sponsor a debate of Republican candidates for Indianas 8th Congressional district April 21. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Oakley Auditorium on the Ivy Tech Community CollegeWabash Valley Campus. Republican candidates Bud Bernitt, Larry Bucshon, Kristi Risk, Dan Stockton, and Steve Westell are all scheduled to appear. Eight candidates current seek that office on the GOP side.
  • Indiana Senate: Ellsworth Trails GOP Hopefuls Before Health Care Vote

    03/23/2010 10:13:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 8 replies · 319+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 23, 2010 | Staff
    Two of the three top Republican hopefuls for the U.S. Senate in Indiana continue to hold double-digit leads over Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth. Ellsworth supported President Obamas health care plan in a state where opposition to the legislation is higher than it is nationally. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds former Congressman John Hostettler with a 50% to 32% lead over Ellsworth, a current House member who voted with most other Democrats on Sunday to pass the health care plan. The survey was taken last Wednesday and Thursday nights. Fifteen percent (15%) remain...
  • Brad Ellsworth Abandons Stupak, Will Vote Yes

    03/19/2010 2:44:19 PM PDT · by tsmith130 · 31 replies · 1,530+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/19/2010 | John McCormack
    Another big get for Dems: Rep Brad Ellsworth, a former Yes vote who shared the concerns of the Stupak dozen and was intensely wooed by both sides, will vote Yes on the Senate bill, his spokesman confirms to me. Hes a Yes, Jonathan Kott, communications director for Ellsworth, just said by phone. He will vote in favor of health care reform. A press release detailing his rationale is forthcoming from his office.
  • Rob Pastore 4 Congress - Campaign Kickoff Rally

    03/10/2010 9:21:56 PM PST · by rightwing23 · 8 replies · 198+ views
    March 10, 2010 | rightwing23
    HAMMOND, IND., March 10, 2010 Rob Pastore, local businessman and Republican candidate for U.S. Congressional District 1-IN, will be holding a campaign kickoff rally this Saturday, March 13th, from Noon to 3:00 PM, at Highland Main Square Park. My candidacy offers both Republicans and Democrats a clear choice to improve the future of Northwest Indiana, Pastore said. The voters of the 1st Congressional District are fed up with the massive decline in jobs and the lack of economic opportunity in Northwest Indiana. The current Administration and Democratic Congressman Pete Visclosky have failed to put people back to work, and...
  • 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 2008s 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...
  • 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 weeks Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by activist Donna Weisner. Back in Indiana, they say hes 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 Im 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 Im 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 cant make him think. These days, though, the institutional inertia gripping Congress is no laughing matter. Challenges of historic import threaten Americas future. Action on the...
  • Senator for Indiana: John Cougar Mellencamp(D)?

    02/17/2010 3:05:13 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 97 replies · 1,900+ views
    The Nation ^ | Feb. 16, 2010 | John Nichols
    The guy who put populist politics on the charts with a song title "Pink Houses" John Mellencamp performed at the White House last week, as part of a program titled: "In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement." The Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame member sang the song "Jim Crow" with veteran folkie Joan Baez -- as well as a terrific song version of "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" -- on a night that also featured performances by Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, Yolanda Adams, the Five Blind Boys from Alabama and Bob Dylan,...
  • 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...
  • Democratic Indiana candidate says White House secretly backing Baron Hill (Rahm's Indianagate?)

    02/16/2010 2:12:23 AM PST · by maggief · 51 replies · 1,256+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | February 16, 2010 | Gautham Nagesh
    Hoosier politics took an unexpected turn Monday night when Democratic Senate candidate Tamyra dIppolito accused the White House of conspiring with party officials to secretly draft Rep. Baron Hill to run against her. As the only other Democrat in the field, dIppolito became the presumptive front-runner for the Democratic nomination when Sen. Evan Bayh announced Monday that he would not seek re-election. Indiana Senate candidates must collect 4,500 signatures to appear on the ballot, including 500 from each of the states nine congressional districts. As of 9:30 p.m. Monday dIppolito told The Daily Caller she was 1,000 signatures short and...
  • 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 shes 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 states 92 country registrars. It would be something close to a nightmare scenario for Democrats: were DIppolito to qualify for...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 shes 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 states 92 country registrars. It would be something close to a nightmare scenario for Democrats: were DIppolito to qualify for...
  • Bayh-Coats Denied: Wheres 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 wont run. The Bayh-Coats angst-no-action drama resembles that of boxing, where top fighters often fail to face each other
  • 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...
  • 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
    WASHINGTONIndiana 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...
  • (Bayh retirement) Announcement staggers Indiana Democrats

    02/15/2010 10:05:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies · 2,158+ views
    Indianapolis Star | February 15, 2010 | Mary Beth Schneider
    No excerpt of this source allowed, story here .
  • Breaking: Bayh will retire; Update: Dems have <s>four days</s> until tomorrow to find candidate

    02/15/2010 8:29:00 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 230 replies · 6,984+ views
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    Bye bye, Evan Bayh: 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.
  • Bayh says he won't seek re-election

    02/15/2010 8:07:53 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 107 replies · 1,905+ views
    The Evansville Courier Press ^ | February 15, 2010
    Evan Bayh, Indianas junior senator and a former governor of the state, said today he will not seek re-election. The decision reflects what seems to be a sudden change of heart for Bayh, as Democrats nationwide look ahead to a year in which electoral prospects could be grim. Former U.S. Senator Dan Coats, a Republican, returned to Indiana and announced his intentions to challenge Bayh. Though political observers said the race has become more competitive given the current political climate, Bayh still appeared likely to win a third term. Three recent polls all pegged his favorability rating among Hoosiers above...
  • Bayh will not seek third term [EVAN BAYH (RAT INDIANA) IS RETIRING]

    02/15/2010 7:43:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 586 replies · 18,176+ views
    FOX NEWS/AP ^ | Feb 15, 2010 7:59 AM PST
    JUST BREAKING....RED STATE DEMOCRAT RETIRES.
  • Skillman Weighs Gubernatorial Run

    02/12/2010 7:41:44 PM PST · by daylilly · 12 replies · 257+ views
    But Kenworthy said Skillman is definitely considering a gubernatorial run.
  • Evan Bayhs residency in Indiana isan accountants office?

    02/10/2010 7:52:24 PM PST · by Outside da Box · 14 replies · 1,236+ views
    Frugal Hoosiers ^ | 2/10/2010
    With all the posts weve done recently about whether or not Evan Bayh lives in Indiana (and for how long he ever might have lived here), we decided to do a little more digging to see where he lives now. The first place we looked was on the Statement of Candidacy he filed with the Federal Election Commission for the 2010 election cycle. You can see it below if you click on the image for the full screen version.
  • The nuking of Dan Coats(Coats smeared)(Bayh sleeps with lobbyist)

    02/10/2010 12:18:37 PM PST · by bilhosty · 12 replies · 706+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/10/10 | Alex Eisenstadt
    In the week since Dan Coats announced he was preparing to challenge Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, Democrats have launched a withering, no-holds-barred assault on the former Republican senator, throwing him off balance and raising questions about whether his prospective candidacy has suffered lasting damage. The oppo research mill began cranking up within hours of word last week that he was readying a campaign for his former Senate seat in Indiana. First came a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee statement referring to him as a federally registered lobbyist whose client lists include banks, private equity firms and defense contractors.
  • The nuking of Dan Coats

    02/10/2010 4:37:17 AM PST · by kingattax · 20 replies · 880+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/10/10 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    In the week since Dan Coats announced he was preparing to challenge Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, Democrats have launched a withering, no-holds-barred assault on the former Republican senator, throwing him off-balance and raising questions about whether his prospective candidacy has suffered lasting damage. The oppo research mill began cranking up within hours of word last week that he was readying a campaign for his former Senate seat in Indiana. First came a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee statement referring to him as a federally registered lobbyist whose client lists include banks, private equity firms, and defense contractors. Then Coats was blasted...
  • Coats readies comeback bid (Bayh seat in play)

    02/03/2010 12:49:37 PM PST · by bilhosty · 13 replies · 544+ views
    Politico ^ | 02/03/10 | Josh Kraushaar
    Former Indiana GOP Sen. Dan Coats is launching a political comeback, announcing Wednesday that hes preparing to challenge Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh in a race thats poised to be one of the marquee Senate contests of 2010.
  • Former Sen. Coats to Challenge Sen. Bayh

    02/02/2010 8:14:45 PM PST · by nhwingut · 40 replies · 991+ views
    Howie Politics Indiana ^ | 02/02/10 | BRIAN A. HOWEY
    INDIANAPOLIS - Informed and reliable sources are telling Howey Politics Indiana that former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats will announce Wednesday he will challenge U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh. The source, former aide Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute, said that Coats knows he has about two weeks to gather the 4,500 signatures - 500 per Congressional district - in two weeks. Coats was up for re-election in 1998 when he decided to retire, citing the pressures of constant fundraising. Bayh went on that year to defeat former Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke to reclaim his father's Senate seat. Coats was...