The Great 2010 Cashout: Bayh to K Street?

Evan Bayh dismissed rumors he is running for Indiana governor in 2014, with a statement that makes me suspect he's already talking to Beltway lobby shops. Here are the relevant excerpts:

While Susan and I prefer Indiana to Washington, D.C., at this time, a statewide campaign would require relocating our children….

as I said when I announced my retirement from the Senate, there are many honorable ways to contribute to society – creating jobs, growing a business, helping guide an institution of higher learning, or helping run a worthy charitable endeavor. I’ll continue to serve, but my contributions will take a different form and on a different stage….

So, I gave the guy too much credit in my initial round of guesses on where our retiring senators would be headed — I thought he was headed back to Indy to work for Eli Lilly or the like. I need to modify my prediction. While he could go to a trade group — like a rumored new lobby for just the five biggest health insurers — I predict he joins his father on K Street, possible even at Venable, where Birch Bayh is a lobbyist.

Beltway ConfidentialUS

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

City officials closed San Francisco County Jail No. 4 on the top floor of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St. in September, reducing the number of beds in the jail system by about 400. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
SF jail closure prompts doctor to call for release of more inmates

Reduced space increases risk of COVID-19 spreading among those in custody

Cyclists have flocked to Market Street since private vehicles were largely banned from a long stretch of it in January. (Amanda Peterson/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Plans for sidewalk-level bikeway on Market Street dropped due to costs, increased cyclist volume

Advocates say revisions to Better Market Street fail to meet safety goals of project

Prop. 21 would allow San Francisco city officials to expand rent control to cover thousands more units. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tenant advocates take another try at expanding rent control with Prop. 21

Measure would allow city to impose new protections on properties 15 years or older

Singer-songwriter Cam is finding musicmaking to be healing during 2020’s world health crisis. 
Courtesy 
Dennis Leupold
Cam challenges country music tropes

Bay Area-bred songwriter releases ‘The Otherside’

Anti-eviction demonstrators rally outside San Francisco Superior Court. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Report: Unpaid rent due to COVID-19 could be up to $32.7M per month

A new city report that attempts to quantify how much rent has… Continue reading

Most Read