September 14, 2016

Senate Tracker: In Indiana, Former Senator Mounts Contested Comeback

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Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana speaks at the launch of the unaffiliated political organization known as "No Labels" on Dec. 13, 2010 at Columbia University in New York City. He is running for his old Senate seat this summer. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana speaks at the launch of the unaffiliated political organization known as "No Labels" on Dec. 13, 2010 at Columbia University in New York City. He is running for his old Senate seat this summer. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

In 2010, Indiana’s U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh announced he was leaving politics. Instead, he entered the race for his old Senate seat this summer.

But the man once called “the most easily electable Democrat in Indiana” is facing a tight race against Republican Congressman Todd Young, a Marine who has hammered Bayh on his ties to Hillary Clinton.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Brandon Smith, statehouse reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting, about the race for Indiana’s open Senate seat.

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Brandon Smith, statehouse reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting. He tweets @brandonjsmith5.

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