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February 11, 2010

Dan Coats Enters Ind. Senate Race

Former Indiana Senator Dan Coats threw his hat into the ring yesterday and announced his plan to campaign against Indiana Senator Evan Bayh this year.

Democrats quickly began attacking Coats's lobbying background and criticizing his residency in Virginia. In Talking Points Memo style, Marc Ambinder considers other Republicans the Democrats may have to overcome this year, including Roy Blunt of Missouri, Rob Portman of Ohio, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Simmons of Connecticut, Mike Castle of Delaware, Mark Kirk of Illinois, and John Boozman of Arkansas.

Coats served four terms in the House of Representatives before he was appointed to replace Dan Quayle in the Senate when Quayle became vice president. He was elected in 1990 and in 1992 won the seat outright and served as ambassador to Germany under President Bush. Bayh, a former two-term governor, was elected in 1998 to succeed Coats, who chose not to seek re-election then.

Christianity Today wrote about Evan Bayh's possibility as President Obama's vice presidential candidate and spoke with Coats, a graduate of Wheaton College, when he first retired from the Senate.


Good Bye Evan Bayh! Good bye for your support of the following:

1) Obama's Government Health Care Plan

2) Government Take Over of General Motors

3) FED Take Over of Banking

4) FED Take Over of Wall Street

5) Ramped Federal Spending

Bayh, Bayh demoncrats

It sounds like that the two comments posted are from ultraconservative Republican attack dogs who feel even a moderate political line smacks of communists.

I'm glad Coats is running just because he's an alum and trustee of my alma mater, Wheaton College. Just to show I'm bipartisan about this, I'm also supporting my old floor RA, Ben Lowe, a Democrat running for congress in the IL 6th congressional district.

But really, I like that Dan Coats, a moderate conservative, does not demonize his opponents. It's also rather inspiring to see a thoroughly political animal, having long sojourned from his home, at last hear the call of the wild and return back to the place he belongs...

Ah, campaigns...

"...the two comments posted are from ultraconservative Republican attack dogs who feel even a moderate political line smacks of communists."
That's right, attack the posters-not their ideas. That always works. Remember: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Evan Bayh is announcing his retirement in the wake of the Dan Coats announcement! Looks like a shoe-in for Coats.