Evan..... the conservative senator from Indiana....
WASHINGTON On Wednesday, $12.7 million was an insurmountable barrier that insulated U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh from any kind of potent Republican challenge to his re-election this year.
By lunchtime Thursday, that mountain of money in Bayhs campaign account was a piffle.
The Supreme Court ruled that corporations can spend as much as they want $10 million, $20 million, even more to campaign for or against a candidate. It made Bayhs once-enviable stash of cash just one of many factoids a Republican might consider in evaluating a campaign instead of the major reason not to run.