October 22, 2007

Bayh for VP?

Indiana House Speaker Patrick Bauer thinks so

Several political analysts and observers say Bayh is likely to be considered as Clinton's running mate if she gets the nomination. It would give the ticket a centrist Democrat and a former, popular governor from a Republican-leaning state.

The Clinton campaign announced Oct. 15 that Bauer, former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg, former Indiana first lady Judy O'Bannon and four other big-name Democrats in Indiana had signed up to become co-chairs of her campaign in the state.

Gregg said Friday that he did not want to comment on whether he spoke to Bayh about endorsing Clinton. But he said the possibility of Bayh becoming vice president under her was a major factor in his decision.

"I think if he is vice president it would help the state of Indiana from an economic development standpoint and every other standpoint," Gregg said.

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