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Like Rats Leaving A Sinking Ship

by @ 11:24 am on February 15, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Congress, Democrats, Elections, Political Parties, Politics

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.

2 Responses to “Like Rats Leaving A Sinking Ship”

  1. Thomas Jackson says:

    More likely he is trying to allow the party to nominate their own candidate than bother with some trouble4some non approved peon attempting to yun.

  2. Now the question is will the party pick an “Obama” Democrat or a Clinton Democrat. A Clinton type could, like Bayh win the election. However, if the Democrats double down on liberalism, they’ll lose badly.

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