On a cold, blustery December evening, United States Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana met with Iowans in downtown Des Moines to share his vision for America. Senator Bayh spoke of cutting through the partisan gridlock of Washington to help Americans make a better life for themselves and their children.
Evan Bayh was first elected Secretary of State in Indiana in 1986. He went on to serve two terms (term limited) as Governor, elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998 and re-elected in 2004. He counts his most important role and greatest responsibility a position he assumed in November 1995: proud father of twin sons Beau and Nick, a joy he shares daily with his wife, Susan.
In attendance in the over 50+ people gathered was state Senator Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs. Senator Gronstal (extending his hand of thanks) credits U.S. Senator Bayh with helping Iowa Democrats recapture the majority party in both the Iowa Senate and Iowa House. Bayh raised funds to provide 25 young staffers to work throughout the state of Iowa in making the difference in state legislative races.
I will make every effort to meet candidates that have an interest in running for President in 2008 as they travel to Iowa and would challenge you all to do the same!