Saturday, December 09, 2006

Bayh on C-Span and more

The good folks at the All America PAC have informed us of yet another television appearance by Senator Evan Bayh.
Footage from Senator Bayh’s recent trip to Iowa will air this Sunday as part of C-SPAN’s Road to the White House program. Road to the White House airs three times on Sunday, at 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. ET.
This was interesting to note.
While Catholics in Congress are nearly 2-to-1 Democrats, the most lopsidedly Democratic groups are Jews and those not affiliated with any religion. Of the 43 Jewish members of Congress, there is only one Jewish Republican in the House and two in the Senate. The six religiously unaffiliated members of the House are all Democrats.[...]

Meanwhile, Jews have continued to gain representation in Congress (8 percent in the new Congress) even as their share of the national population has waned (1.3 percent in 2001). But Jewish numbers in Congress also tend to fluctuate with Democratic fortunes. In a year in which Democrats did well in unexpected places, new Jewish members of Congress were elected this fall from Tennessee, Kentucky, Arizona and New Hampshire, as well as more familiar terrain like Florida and Wisconsin.
The West Fargo Pioneer takes a look at the presidential candidate scorecard and surprisingly, unless it's changed or taken down by the time you read this, they have Sen. Bayh's name as a caption for a picture of Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Sen. Evan Bayh, D.-Ind.

Status: Bayh announced plans earlier this month to file papers to form a committee to explore a possible presidential bid.

Background: The son of Birch Bayh, a three-term senator from Indiana. Bayh was a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and worked for several law firms. He was elected Indiana secretary of state in 1986 and governor in 1988. Served two terms as governor and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998.
Governor Ernie Fletcher has recieved a subpoena to testify.
Gov. Ernie Fletcher has been summoned as a potential witness at a personnel hearing next week over whether his administration fired state Transportation employee Mike Duncan for political reasons.[...]

Clay said he wants Fletcher as a possible witness because Duncan alleges his 2005 dismissal was approved by Fletcher as part of his Republican administration's scheme to replace some workers with political supporters.

"We think he can be subpoenaed just like anybody else," said Clay, who said he issued the subpoena on behalf of Duncan.

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