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It's not going Indiana senator Evan -- wanted to make things -- -- for his democratic colleagues.
Mission accomplished chief political correspondent Carl Cameron reports on the fallout from -- impending retirement.
The American people are very impatient.
And we want changes and we want them as quickly as possible.
I think they can be done.
But it's gonna take some new voice -- new leadership in Washington DC to get the job done.
Little -- Indiana Democrat camera -- -- fell short of the needed 4500 petitions to get on Indiana's democratic US senate primary ballot.
So no candidate has qualified for the may democratic primary and to fill the seat of Evan Bayh who yesterday stunned the world by saying he would not run for reelection at the where -- was doing the rounds this morning and also took himself out of the running for the -- I know so I've I've tried that before you know and fortunately I'm back on my medication now and not.
I'm about so you actually roll under no circumstances under which a run for president that the Democrat turned independent -- -- Now.
Whatsoever now comes the Democrats replacement candidates scramble.
Two -- blue dog democratic congressman Brad Ellsworth.
The pro life pro gun anti gay marriage former county sheriff from the eighth congressional district is an early in state favorite.
But the mayor of Evansville Jonathan -- apple has strong support at the White House.
Indiana democratic state party officials now plan -- June nominating convention at which they will pick their candidate for the November general election against the GOP.
Why has held the seat for twelve years he wanted after the 1998 retirement of Republican senator Dan Coats.
Who's now the GOP front runner to retake the seat.
Aides say -- did submit the needed 4500 petitions and will qualify for the state GOP primary ballot.
And four other Republicans including former Republican congressman John hostetler are also expected to compete in the Republican primary.
The GOP needs to gain ten seats to recapture the Senate majority and eight are already in their sites.
Blanch Lincoln is in trouble Nevada.
Harry Reid is having a very rough year Pennsylvania party switcher Arlen Specter if North Dakota Byron Dorgan seat leans Republican already.
Colorado interim senator Michael -- vulnerable.
Illinois that's that seat once held by Barack Obama and Delaware Joe Biden's old seat and now Indiana's open.
Look as the defending four maybe five vulnerable senate -- to their own right now they see a net gain of anywhere from five to maybe eight.
They haven't quite figured out how to crack the ten mark yet -- but this -- hit closer.
The -- in Indiana what happened with -- -- she said she had.
The signatures she told us today on tape at 6 o'clock this morning -- -- 4500 said that yesterday to all kinds of other reporters when she finally dropped them off the secretary of State's office today.
A whopping 112.
There was an honesty problem there -- wow.
Okay the Republican National Committee is meeting right now at this hour with a group of tea party activists -- about that.
-- -- 47 that are over there behind closed doors over the RNC they met with the chairman for about an hour.
We're told from folks who -- -- inside now that there were moments of applause that they got together to agree and tried to cooperate.
But there is lot of attention the tea party movement feels of the Republican Party has gone adrift -- -- not been represented in the quote conservative movement adequately.
They went there to talk to Michael -- his folks.
Steals aides say that so far it has been frank exchange of ideas.
Lively and they hope to be cooperative with the -- this is the Steelers tried to mend some of the rifts in the Republican Party.
And take advantage of the tremendous grassroots enthusiasm and energy that the two parties -- middle of the frank exchange.
Lively in lively that's right -- as always thanks.
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