Friday, July 22, 2016

Central Committee To Choose Between Bayh or Kern Today

Bob Kern
Evan Bayh's big day is today as the Democratic Central Committee gathers to nominate Baron Hill's ballot replacement for U.S. Senate, but it's not a clear path to the ballot even though it would be a shock if Bayh's candidacy is not unanimously approved.

So, who else is running?

If you said Bob Kern, you are correct.

The perennial candidate of all perennial candidates, last seen running for U.S. Congress in House District 9, threw his hat into the ring for U.S. Senate by filing the appropriate paperwork with Secretary of State Connie Lawson 10 days ago.

It's definitely Kern's right to run, but his chances of beating Bayh are frankly smaller than Donald Trump's hands.

Kern, who in 1998 won the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in then-District 6, has run for Congress in a variety of different districts and ran for U.S. Senate in 2010 when Bayh removed himself from the race.  Brad Ellsworth won that spot on the ballot.

The Central Committee meets at 5:00 pm at Indiana Democratic Party Headquarters.

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