Former senator Daniel R. Coats (R) announced Wednesday that he is considering a race against Sen. Evan Bayh (D) in Indiana -- a victory for Senate Republicans who have worked to compete for more seats this November.
Coats said in a statement that he has authorized supporters in the Hoosier State to try to gather the required number of signatures from voters by a Feb. 16 deadline.
National Republicans are convinced that Bayh is vulnerable because of his votes in favor of President Obama's health-care plan and economic stimulus package. Coats gives them a very credible challenger, but Bayh is no slouch, with $13 million in the bank at the end of 2009 and a sterling electoral record that includes two terms as governor and two in the Senate.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Former senator Dan Coats may challenge Senator Evan Bayh in Indiana
Former senator Dan Coats may challenge Senator Evan Bayh in Indiana; The Washington Post