Evan Bayh

Infobox Senator | name=Evan Bayh
nationality=flag|United States

jr/sr=Junior Senator
term_start=January 6, 1999
alongside=Richard Lugar
preceded=Daniel Ray Coats
date of birth=birth date and age|mf=yes|1955|12|26
place of birth= Shirkieville, Indiana
date of death=
place of death=
spouse=Susan Bayh
children=Birch Evans Bayh IV
Nicholas Harrison Bayh
alma_mater=Indiana University
University of Virginia
residence= Indianapolis, Indiana
occupation=Lawyer, politician
title2=Governor of Indiana
term_start2=January 9, 1989
term_end2=January 13, 1997
lieutenant2=Frank O'Bannon
predecessor2=Robert D. Orr
successor2=Frank O'Bannon
order3=Secretary of State of Indiana
term_start3=January 1987
term_end3=January 1989
governor3=Robert D. Orr
predecessor3=Edwin J. Simcox
successor3=Joe Hogsett
website= [http://bayh.senate.gov/ Senator Evan Bayh]

Birch Evans Bayh III (commonly known as Evan Bayh) (pronEng|ˈbaɪ, like "bye") (born December 26, 1955) is an American politician who has served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana since 1999 and earlier served as Governor of Indiana. He is a member of the Democratic Party.


Bayh was born in Shirkieville, Indiana, to Marvella Belle Hern and Birch Bayh, who was a Senator from 1963 to 1981. Bayh attended high school at St. Albans School in Washington, DC, and went on to graduate with honors in business economics and public policy from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1978, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He has an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in California.

He and his wife Susan have twin sons, Birch Evans "Beau" Bayh IV and Nicholas Harrison Bayh, born in 1995. His wife is a director of numerous corporations and was for many years a law professor. ["http://www.forbes.com/finance/mktguideapps/personinfo/FromPersonIdPersonTearsheet.jhtml?passedPersonId=934694 Susan Bayh Profile - Forbes.com] ." "Forbes.com", Accessed August 21, 2008.]


He received his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1981. Bayh clerked for a federal court judge and entered a private law practice in Indianapolis.

Indiana Secretary of State

Bayh was elected Secretary of State of Indiana in 1986 and served from 1987 to 1989.

Governor of Indiana

Bayh was first elected Governor of Indiana in 1988, defeating former Kokomo Mayor Steve Daley in the Democratic primary. (Frank O'Bannon's name also appeared on the ballot, but he had previously withdrawn to accept the lieutenant governor nomination.) Bayh defeated Republican John Mutz in the general election. Bayh was re-elected governor in 1992 with the highest percentage of the vote in a statewide election in modern Indiana history. He defeated State Attorney General Linley E. Pearson, a Republican, to win his second term. His administration was considered cautious but successful by Republicans as well as Democrats, creating a large budget surplus and permitting him to cut taxes. "Mr. Bayh's record is one of a genuinely fiscally conservative Democrat," reported the "Wall Street Journal" in 1992.

Stressing fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, job creation and lean government, Bayh's tenure as governor was highlighted by eight years without raising taxes, the largest single tax cut and largest budget surplus in state history, "welfare-to-work" policies, increasing annual school funding, high academic standards and new college opportunities, the creation of over 350,000 new jobs, the strengthening of law enforcement and improved environmental quality. He signed the 21st Century Scholars Act in 1992, legislation that states that every child in Indiana who is eligible for the free lunch program in a public school, graduates from high school and signs a pledge not to experiment with illegal drugs is entitled to a full tuition scholarship to an Indiana public university of his or her choice. By the end of his second term, Bayh had an approval rating of nearly 80 percent. [ [http://www2.indystar.com/library/factfiles/people/b/bayh_evan/bayh.html Evan Bayh - a Star Library biography ] ]

Bayh was a vocal supporter of capital punishment.

When his second term as governor ended in 1997, he accepted a lecturing position at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington. [" [http://www2.indystar.com/library/factfiles/people/b/bayh_evan/bayh.html Library Factfiles: Evan Bayh] ." "Indianapolis Star", updated December 15, 2006. Accessed March 7, 2007.]

United States Senator from Indiana

Bayh was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998 to the seat that was once held by his father. He won with 64% of the vote, the largest victory margin ever by a Democrat in a U.S. Senate race in Indiana, defeating former Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke. He easily won reelection in 2004 defeating Prof. Marvin Scott, receiving 62% of the vote. He currently serves on five Senate committees: Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, on which he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance; Armed Services; the Select Committee on Intelligence; the Special Committee on Aging; and the Small Business Committee.

Bayh released an autobiography in 2003 entitled "From Father to Son: A Private Life in the Public Eye." He describes growing up as the son of Senator Birch Bayh and emphasizes the importance of active, responsible fatherhood.

From 2001 to 2005, Bayh served as Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). He is also a member of the Senate Centrist Coalition and helped establish the New Democrat Coalition. Bayh serves on the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Bayh has voted against confirming United States Attorney General John Ashcroft, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

Bayh was an early supporter of the Bush administration's policies on Iraq. cite news |author=Bayh, Evan |date=August 18, 2002 |work=Chicago Tribune |page=9 (Commentary) |title=Making the case to remove Hussein from power; Silence can pose even greater risk |url=http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagotribune/access/151965541.html?dids=151965541:151965541&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT |format=paid archive |accessdate=2008-07-25 cite news |author=Firestone, David |date=October 1, 2002 |work=The New York Times |page=19 |title=Democrats seek compromise with White House on Iraq |url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B02E0DA1238F932A35753C1A9649C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all |accessdate=2008-07-25 cite news |author=Groppe, Maureen |date=October 1, 2002 |work=The Indianapolis Star |page=A01 |title=Iraq puts senators in surprising roles; Bayh backs Bush, while Lugar openly questions strategy |url=http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?s_site=indystar&f_site=indystar&f_sitename=Indianapolis+Star%2FNews%2C+The+%28IN%29&p_theme=gannett&p_product=IN&p_action=search&p_perpage=10&p_maxdocs=200&p_queryname=700&s_search_type=customized&p_text_base-0=Iraq+puts+senators+in+surprising+roles&p_field_base-0=title&p_bool_base-1=AND&p_text_base-1=&p_field_base-1=&p_bool_base-2=AND&p_text_base-2=&p_field_base-2=&p_sort=_rank_%3AD&p_text_YMD_date-0=&p_field_YMD_date-0=YMD_date&p_params_YMD_date-0=date%3AB%2CE&Search=Search |format=paid archive |accessdate=2008-07-25] On October 2, 2002, Bayh joined President George W. Bush and Congressional leaders in a Rose Garden ceremony announcing their agreement on the joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War, and was thanked by Bush and Senator John McCain for co-sponsoring the resolution. cite web |author=Office of the Press Secretary |date=October 2, 2002 |title=President, House Leadership Agree on Iraq Resolution |publisher=The White House |url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/10/20021002-7.html |accessdate=2008-07-25 cite news |author=Schneider, Mary Beth |date=October 3, 2002 |work=The Indianapolis Star |page=A01 |title=Bayh co-sponsors resolution on Iraq |url=http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?s_site=indystar&f_site=indystar&f_sitename=Indianapolis+Star%2FNews%2C+The+%28IN%29&p_theme=gannett&p_product=IN&p_action=search&p_perpage=10&p_maxdocs=200&p_queryname=700&s_search_type=customized&p_text_base-0=Bayh+co-sponsors+resolution+on+Iraq&p_field_base-0=&p_bool_base-1=AND&p_text_base-1=&p_field_base-1=&p_bool_base-2=AND&p_text_base-2=&p_field_base-2=&p_sort=_rank_%3AD&p_text_YMD_date-0=&p_field_YMD_date-0=YMD_date&p_params_YMD_date-0=date%3AB%2CE&Search=Search |format=paid archive |accessdate=2008-07-25 cite news |author=Tackett, Michael |date=October 3, 2002 |work=Chicago Tribune |page=1 |title=Bush, House OK Iraq deal; Congress marches with Bush |url=http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagotribune/access/203569641.html?dids=203569641:203569641&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT |format=paid archive |accessdate=2008-07-25]

Senator Bayh began asking for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation in 2004 for his mistakes in the Iraq war. Bayh made it clear that he had lost confidence in Rumsfeld.

He voted yes on reauthorizing the Patriot Act in 2006.

Committee Memberships

*Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
*Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions
**Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment
**Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance (Chairman)
*Committee on Armed Services
**Subcommittee on Airland
**Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
**Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
*Select Committee on Intelligence
*Special Committee on Aging

Relationship between his Senate office and wife's corporate career

His wife, Susan Bayh, has been described by the Fort Wayne, Indiana "Journal Gazette" as a "professional board member" or "professional director", having been a director of fourteen corporations since 1994 and being a director of eight as of 2006. The "Journal Gazette" reported that since Susan Bayh began her career as a corporate director, “Sen. Evan Bayh [has] cast more than 3,000 votes, including some on issues of keen interest to the pharmaceutical, broadcast, insurance, food-distribution and finance industries",cite news |last=Smith |first=Sylvia |title=Across the boards |publisher=Fort Wayne Journal Gazette |date=December 16, 2007 |url=http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071216/LOCAL1004/712160424 |accessdate=2008-07-21] Since 2003, Sen. Bayh has prohibited his staff from having lobbying contacts with his wife or representatives of the companies she directs. Mrs. Bayh makes very few public statements and has not commented on any perceived conflicts of interest. Sen. Bayh, however, has insisted his wife’s ties have had no bearing on his Congressional actions. “The reality is I don’t even know the people who run the vast majority of her companies. I’ve never even spoken to them,” Bayh told the Journal Gazette. “The reality is, we don’t talk about stuff that she’s involved with.”

Aspirations for U.S. president in December 2006

On December 1, 2006, news sources revealed that Senator Bayh was creating a Presidential exploratory committee. [ [http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=politics&id=4815828 6abc.com: Bayh Signals White House Run 12/01/06 ] ] Bayh confirmed these reports on December 3. [http://www.allamericapac.com/files/20061203_eb_abcthisweek.asx] On December 15, 2006, Bayh announced that he would not run for president in 2008.

Vice presidential speculation

During the 2008 United States Presidential campaign, Bayh stated that he would accept an offer to be Barack Obama's running mate. [cite news |first=Domenico |last=Montanaro |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Bayh: ‘Yes’ to VP|url=http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/06/25/1167591.aspx |work=MSNBC |publisher= |date=2008-06-25 |accessdate=]

Political stances


Bayh has a 100% rating by the NARAL [ [http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/choice-action-center/in-congress/congressional-record-on-choice/evanbayh.html Evan Bayh Congressional Record on Choice] ] . He ultimately voted in favor of banning dilation and extraction abortion procedures in 2003, but he did vote for substitute measures supported by Democrats. His stance on other issues relating to abortion have been mixed also [http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/Evan_Bayh.htm Evan Bayh on the Issues ] ] . He voted with mainly Democrats against Laci and Conner's Law, but voted with mainly Republicans in 2006 on legislation to notify parents on abortions performed on minors that involve crossing state lines.


Bayh voted for the 2002 Farm Bill that provided financial support accessible to rural communities. The bill provides funds for rural water and waste infrastructure. The Farm Bill also provides technology for rural residents' technical skills. [ [http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/farmbill/default.asp USDA 2002 Farm Bill Information Page] ] Bayh encouraged farmers to share their input into the 2007 Farm Bill. [ [http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rd/farmbill.html USDA 2007 Farm Bill] ]

Civil Rights

Bayh has a mixed but left-leaning record on civil rights, having earned a 60% by the ACLU (2002), and 89% by the HRC (2006), and a 100% by the NAACP (2006). Some of his votes include a 1998 vote where Bayh voted to continue nonquota affirmative action programs. He voted to add sexual orientation under hate crime rules in both 2000 and 2002. In 2001, he voted yes to ease wiretapping restrictions. In 2006, he voted yes on a flag-burning constitutional amendment and no on an amendment to ban same-sex marriage.


As a member of the Small Business Committee, Senator Bayh has made more resources and tools available to Indiana's small businesses. Bayh supports small business in Indiana by co-hosting job fairs throughout the state of Indiana. Several thousand jobs are made available to those who attend. [ [http://www.wishtv.com/global/story.asp?s=5264909 Senator Evan Bayh Co-hosting Job Fair at Glendale Mall] ] [ [http://www.wane.com/global/story.asp?s=5262027 Senator Evan Bayh Promotes Small Businesses at IPFW] ] [ [http://www.news-tribune.net/news/local_story_221161523.html?keyword=secondarystory Senate approval] ] In 2003, Bayh introduced legislation to further expand Small Business Administration loans to small manufacturers. The legislation was enacted into law in 2004.

At a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California, Bayh said::What concerns me most about President Bush's tax and budget proposals, is that they threaten to undermine the foundation of the '90s' prosperityndash replacing the "virtuous cycle" created by fiscal responsibility with a "vicious cycle" of deficits and debt, rising interest rates, and disinvestment. His proposals constitute a narrow ideological agenda, not an effective economic strategy, and completely fail to grasp the realities of the New Economy and the many requirements for economic success in the 21st Century. [ [http://www.dlc.org/ndol_ci.cfm?kaid=137&subid=258&contentid=3242 Remarks by Sen. Evan Bayh to the Commonwealth Club of California] ndash April 10, 2001]


As governor, Bayh created the 21st Century Scholars program, which promises at-risk middle school students full tuition scholarships in return for being drug, alcohol and crime-free and maintaining decent grades. Iowa and Wisconsin have both introduced legislation modeling Bayh's program. [ [http://www.in.gov/ssaci/programs/21st/index.html 21st Century Scholars] ] [ [http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=5081 Bayh Praises Wisconsin, Iowa for New Legislation Based on 21st Century Scholars] ] Bayh has worked to increase the college tuition tax deduction, and protect and increase financial aid programs that thousands of students depend on to attend college. In 2000, Senator Bayh authored a bill titled "The Three R's," which was designed to improve the ability of our nation's public schools to meet the needs of each student. [ [http://www.dlc.org/print.cfm?contentid=2923 New Dems Reintroduce Three R's Education Bill] ]

At the 1996 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, Bayh said::I come from teachers. My great, great grandfather Christopher Bayh came to Indiana with a yellow tag in his overalls that said, railroad. Because he couldn't speak any English, that's where he went to work. But his first grandson became a teacher and he married a teacher, my grandmother. No one here tonight would have traveled half as far if it weren't for our teachers. They're the real American heroes. [AUGUST 26, 1996 [http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/election/august96/bayh_8-27.html 1996 Democratic Convention Keynote Speech] ]


On September 11th, 2008, Bayh joined the Gang of 20, a bipartisan group designed to promote comprehensive energy reform. During the announcement, Bayh said::“On the seventh anniversary of September 11th, it is deeply troubling that we import more oil from the Middle East today than we did on the day of the attacks. Ensuring families have access to affordable energy is one of the defining challenges of our time, but Washington is stuck. The process to fix this problem has broken down, and we just can’t afford that anymore. I’m joining this substantial group of Republicans and Democrats to make progress and actually get something done for struggling Hoosier motorists.” [SEPTEMBER 11, 2008 [http://bayh.senate.gov/news/press/release/?id=7E1731B1-AB31-4FC6-B204-580A610520C2 Bayh Energy Announcement] ]


Voted "No" on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land (Dec 2007).Voted "Yes" on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations (Sep 2005).Rated 74% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes (Dec 2003).Voted "No" on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior (Jan 2001).Voted "No" on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat (Sep 1999).Voted to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting (Jan 2007).


Bayh introduced the Medicare Prescription Drug Emergency Guarantee Act of 2006 to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to assure uninterrupted access to necessary medicines under the Medicare prescription drug program. [ [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:s2238: S. 2238: Medicare Prescription Drug Emergency Guarantee Act of 2006] ] Senator Bayh is proposing legislation he says could help cut health care insurance premiums by at least 20 percent for small businesses and individuals. [ [http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=18857 Bayh Proposes Legislation to Ease Rising Cost of Healthcare] ] To help small businesses provide health care for their employees, Bayh reintroduced legislation in 2005 to provide up to a 50 percent tax credit to small businesses that offer health benefits.


Speaking to 2002 luncheon hosted by AIPAC, a pro-Israel lobby group, Bayh "described his lifelong affection for the state of Israel, beginning with a boyhood vacation there, and deepening with his many official visits as a governor and senator." [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/19410/edition_id/394/format/html/displaystory.html j. - Sen. Evan Bayh stands with Israel at S.F. AIPAC lunch ] ] A report of the luncheon continued::The senator also stated his support for increased foreign aid to Israel. "We have to make the kind of investments necessary to prevent loss of life," he said. "Israel is in jeopardy, they're a strong ally of ours, and I think there would be congressional support for further aid to Israel, particularly regarding security issues.":On the subject of the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, he said, "Yasser Arafat is no partner for peace. Not until there is new and better leadership within the Palestinians will there be a chance for peace."


Evan Bayh appeared on CNN's "Late Edition" in January 2006 [http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/16/iran.congress/ CNN.com - Senators: Military last option on Iran - Jan 16, 2006 ] ] and referred to the "radical, almost delusional nature of the Iranian regime" and recent comments of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the Holocaust is a "myth. [...] To deny history like this, this virulent anti-Semitism, their sponsoring of terrorism, their search for a nuclear weaponndash ought to be a wake-up call to every American. Appeasement won't work. [...] We need to use diplomacy, economic sanctions, other means, so we won't have to resort to military action."

Bayh introduced legislation in January 2006 that would impose sanctions on Iran. According to the Washington Post [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/19/AR2006011903220.html Sen. Clinton Urges U.N. Sanctions Against Iran - washingtonpost.com ] ] ::"Sen. Evan Bayh (Ind.) said yesterday that he plans to introduce a resolution in the Senate calling on the administration to work with the United Nations to sanction the country. Bayh said the sanctions should include shutting off supplies of refined gasoline, a worldwide ban on arms sales, and a possible ban on participation in the Olympics and the World Cup soccer tournament."

On January 20, 2006, Bayh introduced a resolution calling for economic sanctions on Iran, with the goal of deterring Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Such sanctions include:

* Cutting off supplies of refined gasoline to Iran which the United States currently does not supply
* Cutting assistance to countries whose companies invest in Iran's energy sector,
* Enacting a worldwide, comprehensive ban on arms sales to Iran,
* Withdrawing U.S. support for Iran's accession to the WTO, and
* Calling on the UN Security Council to limit travel of some Iranian officials, reduce diplomatic exchanges with Iran, and ban Iran from participating in world events such as the World Cup and the Olympics. [http://bayh.senate.gov/releases/2006/01/19JAN06PR.htm]

In 2007, Bayh "supported the Kyl-Lieberman amendment that Obama made a key part of his critique of Clinton." [ [http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month=07&year=2008&base_name=bayh_bayh_bayh TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect ] ] [ [http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=1&vote=00349 U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote ] ]


Bayh was an early supporter of the idea of removing Saddam from power for humanitarian reasons. On October 2, 2002, Bayh joined President George W. Bush and Congressional leaders in a Rose Garden ceremony announcing their agreement on the joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War, and was thanked by Bush and Senator John McCain for co-sponsoring the resolution. Later, in 2006, Bayh criticized the conduct of the Iraq War::It is clear to just about everyone but the die-hard neoconservatives within this administration that shifting our focus away from Osama bin Laden to Saddam Hussein was perhaps the biggest strategic blunder in our nation's history. And while we have been preoccupied with Iraq, under this President, North Korea has gone nuclear and Iran is on the verge of doing so. [ [http://blog.washingtonpost.com/earlywarning/2006/09/nuclear_gloom_and_doom.html Nuclear Gloom and Doom - Early Warning ] ]

A blog from "The Washington Post" reported that in February 2006 Bayh was quoted saying: "We've got to be somewhere between 'cut and run' ... and mindlessly staying the course. You've got to have a sensible middle ground." [cite web|author=Chris Cilliza|url=http://blog.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/07/the_case_against_evan_bayh.html|title=The Fix - The Case Against Evan Bayh|work=The Washington Post|date=2008-07-23]

National debt

In a speech entitled "The American Middle Class: Future of the Nation, Future of the Democratic Party," Bayh said::The [Bush] Administration has increased the national debt by nearly $3 trillion, money our middle class and children must repay with interest. They borrow from Japan, China, Persian Gulf countries, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany, even Mexico. They are mortgaging our future. This is not how great leaders act. [ [http://www.allamericapac.com/middleclass The American Middle Class:Future of the Nation, Future of the Democratic Party ] ndash July 17, 2006]

National security

Bayh is a member of the Armed Services Committee and the Select Intelligence Committee and is continually monitoring the progress of national security abroad, as U.S. troops continue operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bayh has emphasized national security as an important issue::In a post-September 11th world, our first responsibility is to keep the American public as safe as possible and to be prepared for every possible threat...Preventing and responding to biological attacks will require us to mobilize all available resources at the federal and state level, and the first line of defense is often state governments. [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11133256/ Bayh challenges Rovendash and Clinton, too?]

He has criticized the Bush Administration on national security::The sad truth is that nearly five years after 9/11, this president has made the country less secure than we were before the attacks. We have tinkered around the edges of homeland security without making the tough decisions and investments needed to make us truly safe. And perhaps worst of all, we have taken our eye off the ball in the war on terror.Fact|date=June 2008

At the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Bayh said::As an American, I welcome this debate on national security because in an age of global terror, there is nothing more important than protecting the American people. It is a dangerous worldndash 3,000 Americans were killed on September 11th. Suicidal terrorists have pledged to attack againndash and they have in London, Madrid, Amman, Bali, and across Iraq. North Korea has expanded its nuclear arsenal. Hamas will soon be in charge of the Palestinian Authority. And the radical leader of Iran who is seeking to acquire nuclear weaponsndash has pledged to destroy Israel and asked his people to imagine a world without the United States. [ [http://www.bayhpartisan.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=105&Itemid=89 Address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies] ndash February 2, 2006]


During his time in the Senate, Bayh has led efforts to combat the illegal trade practices of foreign countries, including China. Bayh's bipartisan Stopping Overseas Subsidies (SOS) Act allows the United States to fully enforce its antisubsidy laws and increase the ability of U.S. companies to fight unfair trade. He voted against CAFTA. [ [http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060208/NEWS02/602080449/1001/RSS01 UAW applauds Bayh's call for tariffs on China] ]

Bayh placed a hold on the President's nominee to be the U.S. Trade Representative. After receiving several key commitments from Portman to get tough on China trade, Bayh agreed to release his hold. [ [http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2005/04/30/business/business/dac4f5fb2571f2dc86256ff200759d9c.txt Bayh lifts block on trade post] ]

Electoral history

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percentage = 53.3
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candidate = Robert Bowen
votes = 704,952
percentage = 45.4
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candidate = Linda Paterson
votes = 10,224
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candidate = Karen Benson
votes = 10,180
percentage = 0.7

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candidate = Evan Bayh
votes = 1,138,574
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|party = Republican Party (United States)
candidate = John Mutz
votes = 1,002,207
percentage = 46.8

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candidate = Evan Bayh (incumbent)
votes = 1,382,151
percentage = 62.0
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|party = Republican Party (United States)
candidate = Linley Pearson
votes = 822,533
percentage = 36.9
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|party = New Alliance Party
candidate = Mary Barton
votes = 24,378
percentage = 1.1

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candidate = Evan Bayh
votes = 1,012,244
percentage = 63.7
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|party = Republican Party (United States)
candidate = Paul Helmke
votes = 552,732
percentage = 34.8
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candidate = Rebecca Sink-Burris
votes = 23,641
percentage = 1.5

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candidate = Evan Bayh
votes = 1,488,782
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|party = Republican Party (United States)
candidate = Marvin Scott
votes = 902,108
percentage = 37.3
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|party = Libertarian Party (United States)
candidate = Albert Barger
votes = 27,891
percentage = 1.2

Books by Evan Bayh

* [http://www.emmisbooks.com/books/1578601193.html From Father to Son]


External links

* [http://bayh.senate.gov/ United States Senator Evan Bayh] , U.S. Senate siteCongLinks
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* [http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?tab=roles&id=300006 GovTrackndash B. Evan Bayh] profile
* [http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/evan_bayh/index.html New York Timesndash Evan Bayh News] collected news and commentary
* [http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Evan_Bayh SourceWatch Congresspediandash Evan Bayh] profile
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/evan-bayh/ Evan Bayh] at the Huffington Post
* [http://www.depauw.edu/news/index.asp?id=17612 DePauw University Commencement Speechndash May 21, 2006]
* [http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/www/ihb/govportraits/bayh.html Indiana Historical Bureau] state portrait
* [http://www.clintonfoundation.org/legacy/120197-speech-by-president-at-dinner-honoring-gov-evan-bayh.htm President Clinton's Speech honoring Governor Bayh]
* [http://www.in.gov/ssaci/programs/21st/index.html 21st Century Scholars program]
* [http://www.senate.gov/~gsmith/press/2003/04-02-03.htm Senior Citizens Relief Act ]
* [http://bayh.senate.gov/releases/2006/02/02FEB06PR4.htm Congress Passes Bayh's Long-Term Care Initiatives ]
* [http://www2.indystar.com/library/factfiles/people/b/bayh_evan/bayh.html IndyStar Library: Evan Bayh]
* [http://www.depauw.edu/news/index.asp?id=17612 Sen. Evan Bayh Calls on DePauw's Class of 2006 to Build Unity and Restore Patriotism] ndash May 21, 2006
* [http://www.law.virginia.edu/home2002/html/news/2005_spr/bayh_graduation.htm University of Virginia Commencement Speech ] ndash May 24, 2005
* [http://www.vote-smart.org/speech_detail.php?speech_id=76699&keyword=&phrase=&contain= Honoring Our Armed Forces] ndash December 7, 2004
*worldcat id|id=lccn-n93-14929
* [http://votimus.com/user/Candidate_nonmember.aspx?UID=28&UT=3 Biography and issue positions] at Votimus.com

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*List of Governors of Indiana

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before=Dan Coats
alongside=Dick Lugar
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before= Wayne Townsend
title=Democratic Party nominee for Governor of Indiana
years=1988, 1992
after=Frank O'Bannon
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before= Barbara Jordan
title=Keynote Speaker of the Democratic National Convention
after=Harold Ford, Jr.
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before= Baron Hill
title=Democratic Party nominee for United States Senator from Indiana
(Class 3)
years=1998, 2004)
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before= Joe Lieberman
title=Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council
after=Tom Vilsack

NAME= Bayh, Evan
SHORT DESCRIPTION=U.S. Senator from Indiana
DATE OF BIRTH=December 26, 1955
PLACE OF BIRTH= Shirkieville, Indiana

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