Evan Bayh isn’t ruling out a run for governor in 2016.
The son of legendary Senator Birch Bayh, Evan Bayh was elected Secretary of State before serving two terms as governor, followed by 12 years in the U.S. Senate. He abruptly opted not to seek a third Senate term in 2010. Since then, he’s worked as a policy analyst and political commentator for Fox News.
He’s also donated some of his remaining campaign funds -- which total nearly $10 million -- to various Hoosier Democrats.
There are no statewide races on the ballot in tomorrow’s primary. That hasn’t happened in Indiana in more than a decade, and could generate low voter turnout.
This is the first time since 2002 that there have been no statewide races on the primary ballot. Only three statewide races will take place this fall – Secretary of State, Treasurer and Auditor – and candidates for those positions are decided at party conventions this summer.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says it’s difficult to get a sense of what turnout this election will be like.