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Fox News alert Fox News confirms the democratic senator Evan Bayh of Indiana will retire.
He -- to hold a news conference in just a couple of hours to announce his retirement our chief political correspondent Carl Cameron.
Easy in Washington right now Karl this is pretty -- surprise from Washington isn't.
It is Evan Bayh was considered -- fairly safe democratic senator and certainly somebody who has.
Been well known to democratic politics not only in -- and around the country he's been on the short list for vice president considered a centrist.
I in recent weeks and months of the Obama administration senator -- found himself at odds with the liberal left of his party has complained about it openly and publicly.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon he'll hold a news conference in Indianapolis where he will discuss and explain exactly why he's leaving what is political plans are.
One of the big questions now John is whether or not he will make us Sherman -- suggestion that he will -- won't run for president.
In recent weeks his dissatisfaction.
With the Obama agenda and some of the things have been happening nationwide on the on health care -- it's expense -- all the money that's being spent.
Has cost him -- -- significant amount of heart -- and he recognized that some of his.
-- sort of hit a crescendo after the Massachusetts miracle Scott Brown's victory when he said if his party doesn't get it then they may never get it.
So he has had a difficult time fitting as a centrist from the middle of the country a former governor -- balanced budgets before.
He had it comes by his sort of fiscal responsibility and outrage for the lack of that.
Fairly honestly yes it was -- to do it himself so we'll find out exactly why in a little while but the implications in Washington for Democrats are profound.
Not only does -- put them yet another vote away from that sixty vote threshold now down to 58 in the majority.
But that's he would be up for grabs less than they're Democrats can protect and hold it.
And it's very much now.
In play the Republican wind in their sales heading into the mid terms of 2010 means Indiana senate -- could be a very big deal and already people are talking about a very popular.
Democratic congressman Brad Ellsworth.
Who could very definitely.
Compete for that seat soul or whether or not you can hold that are not as an open question but it certainly raises the question of democratic problems.
Dissatisfaction with the Obama agenda and more opportunities for Republicans.
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