ENG: Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III (born December 26, 1955) is a lawyer, advisor and former Democratic politician who served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1999 to 2011. He earlier served as the 46th Governor of Indiana. Bayh is a current Fox News contributor as of March 14, 2011.
Bayh first held public office as the Secretary of State of Indiana, elected in 1986. He held the position for only two years before being elected Governor where he successfully advocated for state welfare reform, tax cuts, and fiscal discipline. He left his office after completing two terms and briefly took a job lecturing at Indiana University Kelley School of Business, before being elected to the U.S. Senate seat once held by his father, Birch Bayh.
On February 15, 2010, Bayh announced he would ...
Large gains by Republicans on Election Day Tuesday could actually improve President Obama's chances of reelection in 2012, a centrist senator said Monday.
Retiring Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) said that if Republicans take control of the House and make the Senate close, as expected, it could open an opportunity for both parties to work together, an environment that would help the president politically.
"I actually think ... that's the wild card," Bayh said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "I actually think his prospects look OK."
Lawmakers and candidates in both political parties have ...
Leave it to the New York Times to add insult to injury by asking Evan Bayh to write its main opinion piece on the election.
Naturally Bayh says that the party was too liberal and alienated moderates by our aggressive stances on various issues.
One, the Democrats were anything but aggressive. Thanks to the influence of blue dog Democrats like Evan Bayh, Ben Nelson and the Founding Father of Sellout, Joe Lieberman, President Obama never had a united party behind him. He always knew that any initiative that offended entrenched interests would find Bayh and his buds ...
Retiring U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, whose seat just went to the Republicans, doesn't blame the Democrats' losses in this election on the previous administration. He says President Obama set the wrong agenda and that Congress' Democratic majorities did a poor job of carrying it out.Writing in the New York Times, he insists "Democrats over-interpreted our mandate" and "overreached by focusing on health care rather than job creation during a severe recession."MSNBC talker Rachel Maddow doesn't think much of Bayh the political analyst. On her show, she tore into the senator. "It's important ...
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