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Evan Bayh cashes his check

Now he can move to K Street and make a ton of money like Tom Daschle and John Breaux! Yay!*

[BAYH] 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.

Yeah, what I said.

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.

$13 million? Chump change. Sell when the market is high! That's my advice to you, Democrats! Be like Evan!

UPDATE * Or maybe he should forget about pimping on K Street, and offer full service directly, like his wife does, with the murderers at WellPoint.

UPDATE Cannonfire has more.

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Submitted by jumpjet on

I bet we could get someone decently liberal. I don't believe Indiana won't tolerate a liberal Democrat- they tolerated Evan's father, Birch Bayh, well enough.

Submitted by hipparchia on

help her out with signatures if you can. call everyone you know in indiana.

caveat: i haven't read up on this candidate, but i really like that poverty seems to be one of her top issues. she seems weak on health care, but as a small business owner and a cancer survivor who could not get insurance because of a pre-existing condition, she could probably be convinced to support medicare for all. maybe somebody could email her a link to hoosiers for a common sense health care plan.

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Submitted by sisterkenney on

state with "blue lace". The worst face-to-face experience I've ever had with skinheads, and I've traveled "down south", was in IN. It is a largely ex-rural, ex-urban type of state, with Gary as its prime example of industrial urban neglect (it's worse than Detroit, for crying out loud!). The level of industrial and Great Lakes pollution makes it the poster boy for libertarian corporate self-regulation. I fear for what may come from that state after Bayh..but at least it WON't be a "dinocrat".

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Submitted by realpolitik on

...but, did anyone see this quote?:

That such a prominent and still relatively young figure as Bayh would retire, rather than battle to keep his seat, illustrates both the deepening fears among Democrats about the shape of the election cycle and the frustration among moderates that the party has veered too far left.

If that's the message of Bayh's retirement the 2010 elections are going to be awful.

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Submitted by jumpjet on

Fuck them, fuck Bayh, fuck every single horsecock bloviator and pundit who dares call Bayh a 'moderate.' Chuck Schumer is a moderate. Chris Dodd is a moderate. Evan Bayh is a conservative.