Bayh says voters could deliver 'shock' to Congress

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Associated Press

Posted on February 16, 2010 at 9:05 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 16 at 9:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retiring Sen. Evan Bayh (BY) says voters across the country could deliver "a shock" to Congress if lawmakers don't work in more harmony and drop rampant partisanship.

In a nationally broadcast interview Tuesday, the Indiana Democrat said "the extremes of both parties have to be willing to accept compromises" in order to accomplish things for the national good.

Bayh denied that he had an interest in running for president and said on ABC's "Good Morning America" he told President Barack Obama on Monday that he would support his re-election. Bayh also said he thinks voters are in a mood to turn out many incumbents "until we change this town, until we reform Congress."

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