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February 15, 2010

More on Bayh . . .

Politics and Policy

A random collection of interesting and/or funny things I've come across:

Mike Memoli: "You know, Birch Bayh is still kicking. And only 2 years older than Specter"
Dylan Matthews: "Anyone want to take me up on a $20 bet that Bayh will primary Obama?"
Dave Weigel: "Has Harold Ford ever seen Indianapolis from a helicopter?"
pourmecoffee: "So many memories of Evan Bayh pouring in. When he wasn't picked for VP. Today. Actually, that's it so far."
Major Garrett: "Bayh called Obama this a.m., top official says. Adds: "he is by nature a Governor not a Senator." Note this for future." I'm reading that as "he's setting up a Presidential run," but I could be way off-base.
pourmecoffee: "Whatever your politics, with Edwards and now Bayh gone -- huge blow to soft, manageable Senatorial hair."

So who will be the new candidate? It looks like the Indiana Dems will get to choose a candidate, as the deadline for filing petitions is Friday and they're assuming no one will make it. But don't count out Tamyra d’Ippolito, who has about 1000 signatures to go. Everyone will be watching to see if she pulls it out - and, I'd assume, hoping she doesn't, as the party would rather pick someone. Here's some more about d'Ippolito.

On the Republican side, no, Pence is not running. I've read that about 500 times today, so I'm not even going to bother with a link. Supposedly, one good thing about Bayh waiting so long to drop out is that it didn't give the Republicans enough warning to get a really good candidate to run, now that they have such a better chance.

If Roemer runs, Ackerman will give you money. Just a head's up.

Posted by Kat at February 15, 2010 04:00 PM
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