Evan Bayh Left Us to Work for Them

Washington Insider

Evan Bayh has been a politician for nearly 30 years and has lived in Washington, D.C. full-time since first being elected to the Senate in 1998. He owns two multi-million dollar mansions in D.C. and a 3.9 million dollar penthouse in Key Biscayne, FL. A Washington insider can't represent Hoosiers.

Liberal Lobbyist

Evan Bayh said he retired from the Senate to do "honorable work," but just three months after the 2010 election he joined both a Wall Street private equity firm and a lobbying law firm. Washington Post reporter Ezra Klein detailed the shocking move in his piece "The sad, hypocritical retirement of Evan Bayh."

Failed Senator

A Democratic strategist remarked to Politico that Evan Bayh "left absolutely no footprints in 12 years" when we elected him to the Senate. In that time, only two of Bayh's bill became law. Bayh cited his frustration with "partisanship" for his retirement, but voted with President Obama 96% of the time in his final year in the Senate.

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