Sen. Evan Bayh in Iowa on Eve of Commencement Address at DePauw
May 20, 2006
May 20, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Senator Evan Bayh, who will provide the address the graduates at DePauw University's 167th Annual Commencement tomorrow, "began a two-day swing Friday through Iowa, where precinct caucuses traditionally launch the presidential nominating season," reports the Associated Press, of the "potential Democratic presidential candidate... Bayh will make stops in Osceola, Council Bluffs and Sioux City on Saturday to raise funds for Democratic candidates and curry favor with local activists. He touts himself as a moderate Democrat who has won elections in heavily Republican Indiana, first as governor then as a U.S. senator," writes Mike Glover.
While in Des Moines yesterday, "Bayh predicted Congress will narrowly approve sweeping reform of the nation's immigration laws to allow illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. Bayh, in his second term in the Senate, tells the AP, "I think it's slightly better than a 50-50 chance that we're going to do something. We've done some things to emphasize security and the president wants a bill."Back