I can see where this could be a tough choice for Pence. Run against Bye or stay in the Congress. If the Pubbies take over the Congress he will most likely become speaker of the house, which is a far more powerful and important position than being a Senator.
I think if this new poll trend holds, whoever the candidate is will get money flowing into his coffures. He will also have the advantage of having a popular Governor helping him to win the election. Never underestimate the importance of that. Meanwhile ole’ Evan will still have to be in the Senate making votes on Obama’s initiatives. He can vote against them now, but he’s already voted for enough of them to tie him to Obama.
There is no way he would be Speaker of the House. Boehner is first in line and and Cantor is second in line.
Who would respect Mike Pence now if he shied away from a Senate Race with Bayh when Pence is the favorite?
Come on. If Speaker ten years down the road (maybe) is the only consideration, he should definitely go for the Senate.