Evan Bayh Selected As Democratic Nominee For Indiana Senate Seat
By Travis Thayer
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana Democratic Party leaders have made their selection to replace former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill as the party’s new U.S. Senate candidate.
In a private meeting Friday evening, the Democratic state committee officially tabbed former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh to run for U.S. Senate in Indiana.
Talk of Bayh entering the race began earlier this month when Hill announced his withdrawal from the race in order to give Democrats a better chance at taking the Senate.
“Evan Bayh is a great example of what happens when you elect someone with Hoosier Common Sense to public office,” said John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. “From cutting taxes and creating the 21st Century Scholars Program as our state’s Governor to combating unfair trade practices that threatened Hoosier jobs when he was in the U.S. Senate, Evan has always put Indiana first.”
Bayh will oppose Republican nominee Todd Young in the November election to replace retiring GOP Sen. Dan Coats.
“I am thrilled he is our nominee, and I know he will be a phenomenal U.S. Senator who will bring both Democrats and Republicans together to get the job done,” Hill said.