Is Hillary Eyeing Evan Bayh as Potential Veep?

Indiana senator boasts solid legislative and executive experience
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2007 8:46 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., gestures during and event to announce that Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., left, will support her in her run for the presidency on Monday, Sept....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – When Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh endorsed Hillary Clinton yesterday, they looked suspiciously like a ticket, says Politico's Roger Simon, speculating that Bayh could be the front-runner’s running mate if she wins the Democratic primary. Bayh was a two-term governor of Indiana before joining the Senate, giving him a rare mix of executive and legislative experience.

Bayh is a better choice than former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack, a national co-chair of Hillary’s campaign, Politico says, because Indiana would be a tougher state to win, and because Bayh is more telegenic and smooth than Vilsack. When asked if Bayh was vice-presidential material, Hillary responded, “His record of public service is extraordinary.”