(CNN) – Indiana Democratic Rep. Baron Hill told CNN Tuesday he's talking to Democratic state officials about a possible campaign to replace outgoing Sen. Evan Bayh.
Hill acknowledged his House colleague Brad Ellsworth, who announced last week he was running for Bayh's seat, has some support, but said he has received encouragement as well.
"A lot of people are undecided on the state committee. Some are favoring me. Some are favoring Brad," Hill told CNN.
The conservative Blue Dog Democrat was in Afghanistan when Bayh made his surprise announcement last week that he would retire in November. Hill indicated a decision on his own political plans will come in the next few days.
"I think I have to make it sooner rather than later. I think I need to make it this week," Hill said.
The Indiana Democratic Party's Central Committee will select the party's senate candidate, since no candidate filed the needed signatures to qualify for the primary ballot. The committee must wait until after the May 4 primary to select their candidate.
dont be fooled there is not such a thing as a blue dog democrat,,, a lap dog democrat maybe ,,, they always sell out to nit wit nancy and her left wing pyscos ....
No more blue dogs.
Forget about it Mr. Hill. We don't want anymore Blue Dogs in the caucus.
Now that pretty boy Edwards is out .....Nothing is about the people.
Poitics is a buy and sell...whoever has the most money wins....
Yeah, and who's going to bombard their base – those idiots.
I would love to see more moderates in the Senate to help offset the extreme facism that has taken over my former party. The Blue Dog Democrats most closely represent that slightly right of center position in today's political parties.
To the great people of IN no more blue dogs either vote for a true Democrat or Independent if you are serious about wanting your Government to work for the people and not for special interest groups.
Do not reward the fear/hate/obstructionist Republicans or blue dogs for they are the reason we are having problems passing any meaninful legislation.
Indiana definitley voting GOP. Actually the majority of states will be voting for the GOP and against the American Al Queda Liberal Obozo Party.