Fox News is reporting that longtime Indiana Democrat Sen. Evan Bayh will NOT seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in this Fall's mid-term election:
Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh will not seek re-election this year, an unexpected decision that comes on top of other high-profile Democratic retirements.
The two-term senator is known as a moderate Democrat. His retirement gives Republicans yet another opportunity to pick up a seat in a year when several incumbent Democrats are considered vulnerable and some have already decided to jump ship.
Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd and North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan both announced their retirements in January. Democrats are trying to defend open seats in Delaware and Illinois as well. . . .MORE
Wow! That really puts Indiana in play to be a GOP Pickup in their drive to retake control of the U.S. Senate.