Confessions of a Hoosier Democrat

Blogging Indiana Politics and the 2008 Presidential Race.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Camp Bayh invades Iowa

Tucked away in a sidebar in the Des Moines Register was this little nugget:
Sen. Evan Bayh, an Indiana Democrat taking steps toward running for president, said his political action committee will pay for 23 campaign staffers to help Democratic candidates in Iowa in this fall's elections.

Bayh's All America PAC has held training sessions for more than 100 campaign workers, with the idea that they would also be willing to work for Bayh, should he move forward with a presidential campaign next year.

"We thought this was in some ways better than just giving people a check," Bayh said.

Bayh is among eight prospective presidential candidates, Democrats and Republicans, who have operatives on the ground in Iowa. Iowa is expected to host the leadoff nominating caucuses in January 2008.
So while Warner and Feingold have 1 or 2 operatives on the ground... Sen Bayh is sending 23. From what I heard the Camp Bayh Full Immersion was slated to accept 50 interns, sending them out across the country to assist in campaigns. So 23 of them are going to Iowa, and you have to figure a significant portion are going to stay here in Indiana to assist the Indiana 3: Joe Donnelly, Brad Ellsworth and Baron Hill. So that'll leave... maybe 10 interns for other states... Three guesses what states they'll go to? New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

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