Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh will announce this afternoon that he won’t be running for reelection, two senior Democratic sources told POLITICO.
Bayh, who served two terms as governor of Indiana before winning election to the Senate in 1998, was favored to win another term this November. A poll last week showed him leading two of his prospective opponents, former Republican Sen. Dan Coats and former Rep. John Hostettler, by wide, double-digit margins.
In prepared remarks reported by the Indianapolis Star, Bayh said his desire to serve in Congress "has waned."
"Even in the current challenging environment, I am confident in my prospects for reelection," Bayh said in the remarks. "But running for the sake of winning an election, just to remain in public office, is not good enough."
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Answer by gdiamante at 11:45 AM on Feb. 15, 2010
I drive through Indiana a LOT.... There are these billboards and similar ones like it EVERYWHERE
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Answer by Carpy at 12:38 PM on Feb. 15, 2010
This makes me a little nervous. It could mean two things, either he won't support Reid / Pelosi / Obama and Reid will be pulling support for Bayh, or he is willing to make a radical vote against his constituency request to vote against the sham of a health care bill this administration is pushing. I suppose we will see in the coming months.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Feb. 15, 2010
I know Mr. Bayh and he is upset that the progressives have taken over the democrat party.
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Next question overall
somethings wrong, i really need your opinion....its been 3months