How does someone mess up their address?
Indiana Democrat Senate candidate Evan Bayh wants to win back the seat he gave up in 2011, but does he even live in the state? He told WISH-TV:
“Well,” he said, “1142 C Canterbury Court, Indianapolis, Indiana. It’s on my drivers license.”
But Independent Journal Review found that his address is actually on Canterbury Square. This has only added fuel to claims that he doesn’t actually live in Indiana and rarely visits.
This development comes days after CNN reported that Indiana election officials found Bayh as an inactive voter “after they failed to confirm he lives in Indianapolis:”
According to records obtained by CNN, Bayh has been listed as an inactive voter twice since leaving office — once in July 2014 and the second time last week.
In both instances, election officials had sent multiple postcards to Bayh’s Indianapolis address to determine that he lives there. Both times the post office could not reach Bayh at the condo he owns in Indianapolis despite multiple attempts, prompting the Indiana Election Division to list him as inactive, according to copies of the mailers and state voting records.
Bayh is still a registered voter, and being listed as inactive does not prevent the former two-term senator and governor from voting in the state. But being considered inactive is the first step from being removed altogether from the voter rolls.
CNN also discovered that he “consistently listing his two multi-million-dollar homes in Washington as his main places of residence, not his $53,000 condo in Indianapolis, contradicting his public claims that he “never left” the state after giving up his seat in 2011.”
Despite all this, the Senate Majority PAC found that Bayh leads his opponent Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) by 18 points:
The survey, conducted by Global Strategy Group from Aug. 10 to Aug. 14, shows Bayh with a 55-percent favorable rating and besting Republican Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) 54 percent to 36 percent in a head-to-head match-up.
“Evan Bayh has weathered millions in attacks from Todd Young and his allies and yet still leads by 18 points because voters know he’s a principled, bipartisan leader who will put Hoosiers first,” said Shripal Shah, the spokesman for Senate Majority PAC.
“Bayh’s cross-partisan appeal will be very difficult for Republicans to overcome between now and November,” he said.
The GOP is desperate to hold onto its majority in the Senate and it shows in Indiana. GOP outside groups “have spent or reserved air time worth a total of $2.5 million since Aug. 1.” Democrat groups only spent $1.3 million.DONATE
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