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Politics got off to a quick start with a stunning announcement from the midwest.
Indiana democratic -- Evan Bayh says he will not run for a third term.
Despite being far ahead in the polls chief political correspondent Carl Cameron tells us why -- is -- It's a political bombshell in the heartland for Democrats Evan buy it to turn US senator popular social and fiscal moderate will give up his -- in 30.
Disgusted by extreme partisanship in both parties.
Fed up not only with far right conservatives -- far left liberals to.
I love helping our citizens make the most of their lives.
But I do not love congress my passion for service to our fellow citizens is undiminished.
Got my desire to do so by serving in congress has -- my decision should not be interpreted for more than it is.
-- very difficult.
I'm an executive at -- I value my independence.
Prior to congress he was a two term governor aides say -- struggled with -- retiring for months and began telling insiders his decision Friday.
But he kept President Obama and his congressional leaders in the dark until today.
After Scott Brown's Republican miracle win in Massachusetts by sternly warned Democrats to steer a more centrist course or face catastrophe.
By -- felt liberated making such criticism and led the grilling of his own president recently.
Expressing the nation's concern -- a democratic retreat why should the Democratic Party be trusted and we know will -- some of the tough decisions to actually had this country in a better direction.
They think we want to tax too much and spend too much into we have the backbone to really stand up.
And make some of these -- -- decisions amid higher unemployment and rising anti incumbent anti Washington anti Democrat sentiments of the polls.
By makes the third surprise democratic retirement this year in the Senate following Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota.
But by was popular in the Hoosier state and his decision puts a safe democratic senate seat at risk to a GOP pick up.
Two weeks ago former Indiana Republican senator Dan -- entered the race to win his old seat back.
But by has thirteen million dollars in his campaign coffers and most polls showed by comfortably ahead with a double digit lead and in little danger of defeat.
Democrats now need a replacement candidate.
Democratic congressman Brad Ellsworth and baron hill a pair of social conservatives from the downstate eighth and ninth districts on the border with Kentucky.
Are both high -- runs.
-- -- before but has decades left in politics.
Asked recently -- his differences with the president might lead to a primary challenge in 32.
By downplayed the possibility but did not rule it out he nearly ran against Obama in 2008.
And it's been seriously considered for the vice presidency by each of the last three democratic presidential nominees.
And today by was asked if he'd consider running for any elective office and said he's not ruling -- out.
And he's not really thinking about it at least today that right there is a potential candidate out there are real long shot that could cause.
Some headaches for the Democratic Party this is really kind of an amazing eleventh hour discovery to a lot of folks even in Indiana Democrats are really worried about a woman by that -- with camera people Lido.
-- -- cafe in Bloomington and has never been involved in any high stakes national politics at all but she could end up on Indiana's ballot.
People were really really taking her seriously what she was running against the popular incumbent by but she has 3500 petitions to get on Indiana's ballot if she gets a thousand more by the deadline tomorrow at noon.
Yes deadline tomorrow at noon.
She could be on the ballot leaving the other candidates forced to run as -- -- Republicans are thrilled about that Democrats see a nightmare scenario that could really benefit Dan -- the Republican candidate.
The front runner Republican wow that's -- store to watch a thousand more if she's on the ballot in and -- watched closely OK Carl thanks.
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