12:19 AM December 16, 2006
Bayh won't run for president in 2008
By Mary Beth Schneider
U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., announced early today he will not be a candidate for president in 2008.
His decision was made public in a statement released to The Indianapolis Star.
"As you know I have been exploring helping the people of my state and our country in a different capacity," he wrote. "After talking with family and friends over the past several days, I have decided that this is not the year for me to run for President and I will not be a candidate for the presidency in 2008.
"It wasn't an easy decision but it was the right one for my family, my friends and my state. I have always prided myself on putting my public responsibilities ahead of my own ambitions."
He conceded the odds were against him, describing himself as a "relatively unknown candidate."
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