Another prominent Democrat has decided to retire:
Media reports say that Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana has decided to not seek re-election.
The Indianapolis Star reports that Bayh is attributing his decision to excessive partisanship that makes progress on public policy difficult to achieve as the motivation for his decision.
Bayh scheduled a Monday afternoon news conference in Indianapolis.
This is somewhat of a surprise considering that Bayh, who briefly considered a run for the White House in 2008 and was rumored to be among Barack Obama’s top choices for Vice-President, would have likely won re-election easily.
Update: Is Evan Byah consciously trying to screw his party ? The filing deadline for Senate candidates in Indiana is tomorrow at Noon.
Update #2: It appears that in such a situation, Indiana law allows the party to hold a caucus.