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Evan Bayh releases statement after official nomination as U.S. Senate candidate

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WDRB) -- After Baron Hill withdrew from the U.S. Senate race, Indiana Democratic Party leaders voted on selecting former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh as the new candidate. 

The Former Democratic Sen. stepped in after a push to enter the race. 

On Friday, the Democratic state committee voted to officially select Bayh as the new candidate. 

After the decision, Bayh released the following statement:

"Susan and I met with business owners, entrepreneurs, neighbors and friends all across Indiana before tonight's important step. We listened to their hopes, fears and solutions for the future. They're concerned about keeping our communities safe, our businesses growing and making sure opportunities like college are affordable for our children. They also expect bipartisanship and compromise to get things done instead of ideology and obstruction. The challenges we face need to be tackled with Indiana common sense and a commitment to putting progress ahead of politics. I'm ready to get to work on winning this campaign, but more importantly, getting to work for Hoosiers."

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