The firm of McGuireWoods announced Monday that former Sen. Evan Bayh would be a partner and strategic advisor to domestic and international clients on public policy matters.
Democrats lost 12 House seats, two congressmen and a U.S. senator, and the party failed to win any of three state offices.
One hundred Indiana House seats are on the ballot—though many fewer are competitive—but their outcomes may affect the state well beyond the two-year terms that the candidates seek.
Retiring Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh has contributed $1 million from his campaign funds to help the Indiana Democratic Party in
its quest to hold on to the seat.
Sen. Evan Bayh brought home the bacon—more than
$1.4 billion in federal appropriations and grants in just the last 12 months.
In the most significant retirement decision announced in Indiana since Reggie Miller hung up his sneakers, Democratic U.S.
Sen. Evan Bayh said Dec. 15 he would not seek a third U.S. Senate term. That decision also sent shock waves through
the ranks of Democratic lawmakers in Indianapolis, none of whom had any advance word.
After Sen. Evan Bayh’s bombshell announcement, I’m even less likely to ever run for office.
The only Democrat seeking to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Evan Bayh has missed out on qualifying for Indiana’s
May primary ballot.
Sen. Evan Bayh’s decision not to seek a third term left Indiana Democrats on Monday scrambling to identify a general election
candidate while grappling with the loss of their most reliable vote-getter and the only party member to win a statewide office
in the past decade.
Tired of partisan politics, Sen. Evan Bayh told a standing-room-only crowd at an Indianapolis news conference Monday afternoon
that he will
eschew reelection and wants to “serve society in another way.”
U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh has a news conference scheduled for 2 p.m. at IUPUI’s
Place Conference Center and Hotel, where he will announce that he won’t run for re-election. "I do not love
Congress," he said in a prepared statement.