September 24th, 2007
09:00 AM ET
13 years ago

Bayh to endorse Clinton

Sen. Bayh, right, is throwing his support behind Clinton.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Indiana, who seriously considered his own run for the White House in 2008, will endorse Sen. Hillary Clinton's, D-New York, presidential bid on Monday, said a source close to Clinton.

Bayh is considered a centrist lawmaker on Capitol Hill and once headed the Democratic Leadership Council. Before being elected to the Senate, Bayh served as the governor of his state.

Clinton's campaign has scheduled a 1 p.m. ET news conference to announce the endorsement at a Washington, D.C. hotel.

- CNN Political Editor Mark Preston


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. BK, Atlanta, GA

    This is a good Endorsement for Clinton. Does anybody know how many endorsements each of these candidates have thus far.

    September 24, 2007 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  2. therealist

    "Bayh is considered a centrist lawmaker"

    CNN's idea of centrist democrat..
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    Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
    Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
    Voted YES on preserving habeus corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
    Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
    Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
    Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
    Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
    Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
    Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
    Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
    Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
    Voted NO on eliminating the 'marriage penalty'. (Jul 2000)
    Voted YES on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
    Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
    Rated 85% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)

    September 24, 2007 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  3. Joe, Cleveland, Ohio

    Bayh should have run.

    September 24, 2007 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  4. Michael S. Columbus, IN

    Here in Indiana, we would have loved to see Bayh in the WH. Having bailed out of the campaign before it got started, he should have leaned-in for Obama instead of Hillary (a.k.a. Hire-a-Lobbyist). It will be sad to see Bayh on the losing end.

    September 24, 2007 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  5. mary,boston,ma

    who cares about clinton!

    September 24, 2007 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  6. Jonathan Simeone Seattle, Washington

    I am not surprised that Senator Bayh would throw his support behind Senator Clinton. After all, he use to be head of the Democratic Leadership Council–a group dedicated to dragging the Party to the center. If we are unwilling to nominate the most progressive candidate in 08, when will we do it? Senator Clinton represents the politics of yesteryear; I am supporting John Edwards.

    September 24, 2007 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  7. laurinda,ny

    I don't know why some of you people write these long BORING posts. No one really reads them they are just taking up space. If you stick to a paragraph people might read it. All that writing trying to make yourself sound intelligent is simply not working.

    September 24, 2007 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  8. Travis

    Clinton, Obama, Clinton and Obama, Clinton, Obama, Clinton. Just summarizing CNN's ticker headlines.

    September 24, 2007 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  9. Providence, RI

    I do care. I love Clintons-both. She is smart, tough, articulate, and a good leader. I also love Evan Bayh-smart, strong, friendly, and a good leader. I love Clintons...

    September 24, 2007 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  10. Coach Haughton

    Bayh voted to waive the budget act like 40 times.

    Anybody heard of the national debt?

    September 24, 2007 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  11. jose tanega, Santee, California

    i predict, history will be made: "first woman us president"...
    senator clinton is at "the right place and the right time" and will take advantage of becoming president, and this war has a direct impact of her success.

    September 24, 2007 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  12. Aidyn, NY, NY

    Congratulations Ssenator Clinton! this is a great endorsment.

    September 24, 2007 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  13. Dan (Columbia, MD)

    First woman President?

    What makes you think Edwards is going to win? 🙂

    September 24, 2007 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  14. Robert, West Virginia

    This is actually the biggest senatorial endorsement yet because Bayh is a centrist in the midwest meets south state of Indiana; good for her grassroots netowrk there. Those who say this means nothing doesn't know a person from Indiana.

    I'd like to see who Robert Byrd endorses.

    September 24, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  15. Henry - Glenview, IL

    I like Evan a lot and wanted him to run. Now is the time for every 'moderate minded' citizen in our country to unite and support the Dem. nominee, who ever that might be, in the 2008 prez. election.

    September 24, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  16. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    There's a lot of candidate behind which Bayh's support may be thrown. But that massive stature is unelectable.

    September 24, 2007 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  17. Tony...Louisville, Ky.

    Why is anyone bragging about endorsements for these candidates? The top 3 candidates in both parties want to give amnesty to illegals! None of them will have sanctuary cities and their mayors punished for breaking the law. None of them can end this war, we're in too deep, thanks to Bush' agenda to control the oil, funding for education, healthcare wont change because of the war. Katrina victims will still suffer. Washington isnt worried about them. China will still import dangerous products. Nothing will change. For those of you who think either party intends to help the American people, you're fooling yourselves.

    September 25, 2007 12:44 am at 12:44 am |