Friday, November 17, 2006

IDP Chair Dan Parker on Bayh

Dan Parker, chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, has been busy pushing Bayh for President in 2008.
State Democratic Chairman Dan Parker said he hopes U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., decides to run for president.

Parker carried with him an “Evan” button in his suit coat during his appearance Thursday at the annual Morgan County Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

As part of his trip today to a Democratic Party gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Parker will be there for Bayh, the state chairman said. Bayh is a moderate who could draw support from a wide spectrum of people, Parker said

“I hope he runs,” Parker said. “He could bring us together instead of dividing us like the current administration.”

Bayh might not be as well-known as some potential candidates, but neither was U.S. Sen. John Edwards who was the Democrats’ vice presidential candidate in 2004.

Even though he hasn’t declared himself a presidential candidate, Bayh has already been stumping in Iowa and Maine, sites of early caucuses in the 2008 presidential election year.
President Bill Clinton wasn't that well-known when he ran in 1992 either.

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