Democrat Evan Bayh failed in his bid return to the Senate after six years of retirement that was spent racking up millions through positions at lobbying firms and in private equity.
Just hours after then-senator Evan Bayh (D., Ind.) voted to authorize President Bush to go to war with Iraq he boarded a first-class flight to California to stay at the Beverly Hills mansion of billionaire Ron Burkle and attend numerous fundraising meetings, according to a copy of Bayh’s official schedule.
Indiana Democratic Senate candidate Evan Bayh has up to $1 million in a portfolio that was created by his hedge fund invested in life settlements, which have been characterized as “death bets” by critics.
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) criticized Democrat Evan Bayh on Thursday for skipping hearings on the Senate Armed Services Committee while he was serving on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Former Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh only attended a quarter of his hearings while a member of the Armed Services Committee between 2003 and 2011, records show.
Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh, a former member of the Senate Banking Committee, had a series of private meetings with financial service industry executives and lobbyists just as the big banks were seeking a bailout in 2008.
Democrat Evan Bayh will attend two Washington, D.C., fundraisers hosted by top lobbyists on Monday, according to invitations obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Indianapolis Star endorsed Republican Todd Young in his Senate battle with Democrat Evan Bayh, writing that Young “has the ability to grow into the type of effective and thoughtful leader” that Congress needs.