After the economy crashed, Indiana families were struggling. We turned to Senator Evan Bayh to protect us from the Washington insiders and Wall Street bankers, who got us into that mess. But instead of going to work for us, Evan Bayh went to work for them. Making millions as a big money influence-peddler in D.C. and cashed with the Big Banks. When we needed a Senator the most, Evan Bayh left us to work for them.
"How will Indiana voters react to a candidate who chose to stay in Washington D.C. after his days in the Senate, as opposed to coming home?" - Matthew Tully, Indianapolis Star
"Bayh announced his 2010 retirement by condemning Washington...then immediately joined a K Street lobbying firm and bought a house closer to the center of the city." - Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate
"Evan Bayh has been living in D.C. unrelated to elected service for years, can he run in Indiana?" - Niki Kelly, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
"In a city filled with unprincipled opportunists, Evan Bayh was still a standout." - Dan Froomkin, The Intercept
"Living embodiment of everything corrupt and dispiriting about American politics in the 21st century" - Alex Pareene, Gawker
“But no one in Indiana should buy what you’re saying about the comeback attempt...Your whole campaign is predicated on a lie.” - Jonathan Allen, Roll Call
Announces retirement from the Senate saying “I want to be engaged in an honorable line of work.”