Confessions of a Hoosier Democrat

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Bayh campaigning in Indiana

Sen Bayh returned to Indiana during the Fall Recess to campaign for Indiana's Democrats. Focusing mainly on the Indiana Three (Joe Donnelly, Brad Ellsworth and Baron Hill), Bayh attended events with all three.

On Oct 6th, Bayh attended an event with Sheriff Ellsworth at the Evansville Regional Airport to call for the implementation of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations. "America doesn't expect perfection, but it does expect us to do the best job we can," Ellsworth said. "We're not doing nearly enough, and that's got to change," Bayh said. "... We have to do better than that - and, with Brad Ellsworth's help, that's what we're going to do."

Up in Mishawaka, Bayh paid a visit to his old friend Joe Donnelly. Evan and Joe stopped by the United Steelworkers hall to talk about legistlation to keep US jobs in the US. Later they visited the AM General Humvee plant. Bayh recently announced that $2.2billion had been approved to pay for armored Humvees.

In addition to campaigning for the Indiana Three, Bayh announced that All America PAC was donating $100,000 to the Indiana Democratic Party to help out all Democrats in Indiana.

All of this is coming on the heels of some great months for the Indiana Three. All three races have jumped into the top tier of races most likely to turn over. In Chris Cillizza's most recent House Line he had them placed at 13th(IN-9), 10th(IN-2) and 6th(IN-8). National Journal has them ranked at 9th(IN-2), 8th(IN-9) and 5th(IN-8).

But Bayh and All America PAC stressed that this is NOT the time to get complacent and pull out the champagne... As Ryan on All America PAC states, "...we've made it pretty clear that we cannot take this election for granted. We cannot hope to just sit back and watch the Republicans self-destruct."

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