Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III (born on 26 December 1955) is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1997 and junior senator from Indiana in the United States Congress since 1999.
Evan Bayh was born on 26 December 1955 to Shirkieville, Indiana. He is the son of E. Birch Bayh II, U.S. Senator from 1963 to 1981 and candidate for the Democratic primary in 1976.
Evan Bayh is a graduate of economics in 1978 from Indiana University and a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1981.
Like his father, he started in politics in 1986 and elected secretary of state of Indiana when he is older than 31 years.
In November 1988, Bayh was elected Democratic governor of Indiana. He's only 33 years.
Governor until 1997, he left to start his nation's finances in excellent condition and popularity at their peak until the Republican ranks.
Centrist or conservative Democrat, Bayh was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998.
Bayh is widely extended in 2004 with 61.65% of votes ahead of his Republican rival by 25 points while the state plebiscite at the same time President George W. Bush during the presidential election.
Evan Bayh takes positions following the most progressive, perhaps under a presidential strategy to secure the base of the Democratic Party for the presidential election of 2008. And he voted against the confirmation of Gale Norton to the secretariat within, against that of Condoleezza Rice at the State Department and against that of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. It also voted against the appointment of judges John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court of the United States and became one of the critics of the management of post-war Iraq (war he had supported).
The state elected a conservative Republican and was a potential Democratic candidate for the presidency of the United States before 2008 to abandon in December 2006.
In August 2008, it is mentioned by the press as a possible colistier for the position of vice president alongside Barack Obama before it choose Joe Biden. In the past, Bayh had already been cited by 2 times as a potential candidate for the vice presidency alongside Al Gore (in 2000) and alongside John Kerry (in 2004).
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