51 Facts About Evan Bayh


Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III is an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States senator from Indiana from 1999 to 2011 and the 46th governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1997.


Evan Bayh held the position for two years before being elected Governor.


Evan Bayh left his office after completing two terms and briefly took a job lecturing at Indiana University Bloomington.


Evan Bayh was elected to Congress as a Senator in 1998 and reelected in 2004.


On February 15,2010, Evan Bayh unexpectedly announced he would not seek reelection to the Senate in 2010.


Evan Bayh was a part-time contributor for Fox News from March 2011 to July 2016.


Evan Bayh was defeated by Todd Young in the general election by a 10-point margin.

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Birch Evans Bayh III was born on December 26,1955, in Shirkieville, Indiana, to Marvella Bayh and Birch E Bayh Jr.


Susan Evan Bayh served on corporate boards, including health insurance company Anthem.


Evan Bayh went on to defeat the incumbent lieutenant governor in the general election, becoming the first Democrat to serve as Governor of Indiana in 20 years.


Only 32 years old upon his election and 33 when he took office, Evan Bayh became the youngest governor in the nation at the time.


Evan Bayh was ineligible to seek a third consecutive term in 1996 due to term limits.


Evan Bayh was elected to the US Senate in 1998 to the seat that was once held by his father.


Evan Bayh released an autobiography in 2003 entitled From Father to Son: A Private Life in the Public Eye.


From 2001 to 2005, Evan Bayh served as Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council.


Evan Bayh is a member of the Senate Centrist Coalition, helped establish the New Democrat Coalition, and founded the Moderate Dems Working Group.


Evan Bayh served on the board of directors of the National Endowment for Democracy.


Evan Bayh was an early supporter of the Bush administration's policies on Iraq.


On October 2,2002, Bayh joined President George W Bush and Congressional leaders in a Rose Garden ceremony announcing their agreement on the joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War, and was thanked by Bush and Senator John McCain for co-sponsoring the resolution.


Evan Bayh voted yes on reauthorizing the Patriot Act in 2006.


On February 15,2010, Evan Bayh announced he would not seek reelection to a third Senate term in the November 2,2010, midterm election.


Evan Bayh's announcement came very shortly after former Senator Dan Coats declared his own candidacy for Evan Bayh's Senate seat.


Evan Bayh cast votes on issues of interest to his future corporate employers.


Evan Bayh's meetings included sessions with lobbyists for the health insurance industry prior to his announcement that he would support the Affordable Care Act.


Since 2003, Evan Bayh prohibited his staff from having lobbying contacts with his late wife or representatives of the companies she directs.

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Evan Bayh has insisted his late wife's ties have had no bearing on his congressional actions.


On December 1,2006, news sources revealed that Evan Bayh was creating a presidential exploratory committee.


On December 15,2006, Evan Bayh announced that he would not run for president in 2008.


However, in his 2020 memoir A Promised Land Barack Obama does not mention that Evan Bayh was considered a possible running mate, and indicated that when making the final decision as to who would be the second name on the ticket it was a straight choice between Biden and Kaine.


Evan Bayh received over $6 million in compensation from salary, compensation from corporate boards, and speaking fees from January 2015 through October 2016.


On July 11,2016, CNN reported that Evan Bayh was preparing to enter the 2016 US Senate election in Indiana to run for the seat being vacated by Dan Coats, who was retiring.


Evan Bayh ran into criticism in August 2016 over his residency status in Indiana.


CNN reported that Evan Bayh repeatedly listed his two multimillion-dollar houses in Washington, DC, as his primary residences, not his $53,000 condo in Indianapolis.


Evan Bayh voted in favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003.


Evan Bayh voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act in 2004.


Evan Bayh voted in favor of the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act in 2006.


Evan Bayh voted against an amendment to prohibit federal funds from going to groups that support coerced abortion.


Evan Bayh repeatedly voted against amendments to prohibit federal funds from being used for abortions.


Evan Bayh voted for the 2002 Farm Bill that provided financial support accessible to rural communities.


Some of his votes include a 1998 vote where Evan Bayh voted to continue nonquota affirmative action programs.


Evan Bayh has been called "a fence-sitter on climate legislation," because he has stated concern about the effects of climate change but he values cheap energy as beneficial to Indiana's manufacturing industry.


Evan Bayh introduced the Medicare Prescription Drug Emergency Guarantee Act of 2006 to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to assure uninterrupted access to necessary medicines under the Medicare prescription drug program.


Evan Bayh proposed legislation he says could help cut health care insurance premiums by at least 20 percent for small businesses and individuals.


Evan Bayh voted in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act.


Evan Bayh introduced legislation in January 2006 that would impose sanctions on Iran.

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On January 20,2006, Evan Bayh introduced a resolution calling for economic sanctions on Iran, with the goal of deterring Iran from developing nuclear weapons.


Evan Bayh was an early supporter of the idea of removing Saddam Hussein from power for humanitarian reasons.


On October 2,2002, Bayh joined President George W Bush and congressional leaders in a Rose Garden ceremony announcing their agreement on the joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War, and was thanked by Bush and Senator John McCain for co-sponsoring the resolution.


In 2006, Evan Bayh criticized the conduct of the Iraq War:.


Evan Bayh's bipartisan Stopping Overseas Subsidies Act was intended to allow the United States to enforce its antisubsidy laws abroad.


Evan Bayh placed a hold on the President's nominee to be the US Trade Representative.