Bayh aims for piece of stimulus

December 19, 2008

Sen. Evan Bayh's campaign efforts on behalf of Barack Obama may soon pay off for Indiana's alternative power industry.

A Bayh spokeswoman said the Democrat will stage a press conference at 1 p.m. at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He's expected to announce efforts to secure part of President-elect Obama's economic stimulus package on behalf of Indiana's burgeoning hybrid auto battery makers.

Bayh will be joined by officials from Hoosier companies including Indianapolis-based EnerDel Inc., Anderson's Bright Automotive and Noblesville's Indy Power Systems.

National media reports have suggested Obama's two-year economic stimulus package may approach $1 trillion.

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