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List of potential Democrat candidates to replace Bayh

List of potential Democrat candidates to replace Bayh

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 15 at 11:39 PM

Democrats who are being mentioned as possible nominees for Evan Bayh's Senate seat:

Tamyra D’Ippolito:  Liberal Bloomington cafe owner was already collecting signatures to qualify for the Democratic primary ballot against Bayh.  She says she's about 1000 signatures short  with a Tuesday noon deadline looming.  If she succeeds, her name alone would appear on the primary ballot, though an establishment candidate could launch a write-in campaign.

U.S. Rep Baron Hill of Southern Indiana is rumored to also have his eye on a run for governor.  Hill's press secretary says he is still overseas on a visit with U.S. Troops and could not be reached.

U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth acknowledges he is considering running for Bayh's seat.

At 35 years old, Andre Carson is the youngest Democrat in Congress,

Former Secretary of State Joe Hogsett

 

Democrats who say they will not seek the Senate seat:

Former Governor Joe Kernan tells a TV station, "I'm not going to run now or in the future."

U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly of Northern Indiana tells the Courier-Journal he is not interested.

Evansville mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel says "I am not interested in pursuing this opportunity."

Former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, now an Eli Lilly executive, tells the AP he is not interested.

 

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