Report: Bayh may have violated ethics rules with job hunting in Senate
A significant portion of former Sen. Evan Bayh’s (D-Ind.) last year in office was spent hunting for jobs, potentially in violation of the chamber’s ethics rules, according to The Associated Press.
Bayh unexpectedly announced that he will run for Senate again in July, and is currently within a percentage point of his Republican opponent Todd Young.
A private schedule obtained by AP shows that Bayh’s job hunt began immediately following his surprise announcement of retirement from the Senate on Feb. 15, 2010.
In the subsequent months, Bayh made numerous phone calls and attended a number of meetings with head hunters and potential employers.
During his job search, he was still voting on legislation that impacted businesses in various industries, according to AP.