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  Bayh, Evan
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameEvan Bayh
Address10 West Market Street Suite 1650
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://www.evanbayh.com/
Born December 26, 1955
Died Still Living (58 years)
ContributorRalphie
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Tags Caucasian - Norwegian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Smaller Government - Married - Christian - Episcopalian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoBirch Evans Bayh, III

(son of Senator Birch Bayh)

U.S. Senator Evan Bayh is dedicated to bringing common sense Hoosier Values to our nation's capital. Elected to his first term in November, 1998, Senator Bayh brought with him a remarkable record of sound fiscal management and economic growth from his two-terms as governor of Indiana (1989-1997). He has established himself as a leading mainstream voice in the Senate by working to put aside partisan differences and make real progress on a wide range of issues of importance to Americans.
Bayh's common sense approach is a hallmark of his work in the U.S. Senate. "Evan Bayh is staking out new political turf in Washington - and carving out his identity - by confronting the way things work in the tradition-bound U.S. Senate," wrote The Indianapolis Star. Bayh's signature legislative efforts seek to raise the performance of our nation's public schools, encourage responsible fatherhood, and provide tax relief for families struggling to afford the rising costs of college, retirement, and the long-term care of a loved one. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette says Bayh's commitment to fiscally responsible tax cuts makes him "one of the few voices of reason" in Washington.

Bayh serves on four Senate committees: Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, on which he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance; Energy and Natural Resources; the Select Committee on Intelligence; and the Special Committee on Aging.

Bayh is a leader of the New Democrat movement. He serves as Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), a national group of Democratic elected officials and community leaders who offer a third-way approach on issues that often fall victim to partisan politics. Bayh is a member of the Senate Centrist Coalition, a group of moderate senators from both parties who meet regularly and work together to find common ground. He helped establish the New Democrat Coalition, a new and growing group of senators who are committed to sensible bipartisan progress. Bayh also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy, a non-partisan group that works to promote and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide.

Before his election to the Senate, Bayh served two terms as Governor of Indiana, where he established the state as one of the strongest, most financially secure economies in the nation. "Mr. Bayh's record," reported The Wall Street Journal in 1992, "is one of a genuinely fiscally conservative Democrat." Stressing fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, job creation and lean government, then-Governor Bayh's list of achievements are remarkable: eight years without raising taxes; the greatest single tax cut; the largest budget surplus in state history; national leadership in moving people from welfare to work; more dollars for schools every year; high academic standards and new college opportunities; over 375,000 new jobs; tougher laws; and improved environmental quality.

Bayh was born in Shirkieville, Indiana. He graduated with honors in business economics from Indiana University in 1978, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1981. After clerking for a federal court judge and entering private law practice in Indianapolis, he was elected Indiana's Secretary of State in 1986.

Senator Bayh counts as his most important role and greatest responsibility a position he assumed in November 1995: proud father of twin sons Beau and Nicholas - a joy he shares daily with his wife, Susan.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
04/20/2008-04/23/2008 Selzer & Co. 53.00% ( 8.0) 27.00% ( 3.0) 20.00% ( 5.0)
02/03/2008-02/05/2008 Survey USA 58.00% ( 3.0) 32.00% ( 3.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
11/13/2007-11/16/2007 Selzer & Co. 61.00% ( 9.0) 24.00% ( 5.0) 15.00% ( 4.0)
11/19/2006-11/21/2006 Survey USA 61.00% ( 7.0) 29.00% ( 11.0) 10.00% ( 3.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 54.00% ( 4.0) 40.00% ( 10.0) 7.00% ( 6.0)
03/10/2006-03/12/2006 Survey USA 58.00% ( 2.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 3.0)
01/13/2006-01/15/2006 Survey USA 60.00% ( 7.0) 30.00% ( 8.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 67.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
03/25/2005-03/30/2005 Selzer & Co. 70.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
06/14/2003-06/18/2003 Indiana University 70.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
From Father to Son: A Private Life in the Public Eye  Purchase Barack O-blame-a 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 07, 2011 12:25pm Blog Entry Evan Bayh Sucks  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 15, 2011 09:00pm Perspective The sad, hypocritical retirement of Evan Bayh   Article Monsieur 
Jan 21, 2011 11:00pm Announcement Former Senator Bayh Joins Apollo  Article Gaear Grimsrud 
Nov 24, 2010 12:00pm General Bayh says he'll campaign for Obama  Article Brandon 
Nov 03, 2010 01:20pm Blog Entry Gather Round for a Smarmy Evan Bayh Lecture, Democrats!  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 21, 2010 04:00pm News AIDS joke by Bayh misfires  Article Penn Con 

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FAMILY
Father Birch Bayh 1928-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  08/22/2008 US Vice President - D Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 04 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 08 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 IN US Senate Won 61.65% (+24.42%)
  11/03/1998 IN US Senate Won 63.72% (+28.93%)
  05/05/1998 IN US Senate- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1992 IN Governor Won 62.01% (+25.11%)
  11/08/1988 IN Governor Won 53.18% (+6.37%)
  05/03/1988 IN Governor - D Primary Won 83.06% (+71.90%)
  11/04/1986 IN Secretary of State Won 53.32% (+7.95%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
IN US President - D Primary - May 06, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
US Attorney General - Nov 08, 2007 R Michael Mukasey
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 D Ned Lamont
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
US Secretary of State - Jan 26, 2005 NPA Reject
Lafayette (IN) Mayor - Nov 04, 2003 D Tony Roswarski
West Lafayette (IN) Mayor - Nov 04, 2003 D Jan Mills