October 6, 2016

Evan Bayh Exposed Once Again As A Massive Fraud

By now, Indiana voters are used to the fact that Evan Bayh has a troubled relationship with the truth. He’s running for the Senate in Indiana from mansion in DC. He claims not to be a lobbyist, yet provides high-level access for his lobbying firm. Yesterday saw two more Bayh whoppers in a similar vein.

First, Politico Playbook reports that Bayh campaigned with Senator Debbie Stabenow, who said Indiana needed to elect Bayh so that he could take on big oil:

“Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) was in Indiana yesterday campaigning for Evan Bayh, the former senator turned corporate adviser and board member running for his old Senate seat. Bayh’s campaign tweeted this out: ‘@EvanBayh .@Stabenow: ‘We don’t need another vote in Washington for big oil or the special interests’ #INSen.”

In what could only be called cosmic justice, on literally the same day that Stabenow was claiming Bayh would stand up to “big oil,” he received “823.975 shares of stock, which is worth roughly $35,000” from Marathon Petroleum, for continuing to sit on Marathon Petroleum’s board of directors. Bayh could not be a bigger phony on this issue if he tried.

In another massive display of hypocrisy, Bayh spoke out against the influence of SuperPACs yesterday during his Indianapolis Star editorial board meeting:

Yet just last week, Bayh was hit with an FEC complaint by the nonpartisan watchdog group FACT for coordinating with a Super PAC helping his campaign:

“’By instructing super PAC’s to run ads on his behalf, Evan Bayh and his campaign are deliberately trying to undermine our nation’s campaign finance laws,’ said Matthew Whitaker, Executive Director of the Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust (FACT). ‘Public or not, candidates are clearly prohibited from requesting, either directly or indirectly, a super PAC to run certain ads or republish candidate campaign materials.’”

Bayh also didn’t seem too troubled by the $1.7 million Senate Majority PAC is already spending on his behalf in Indiana. Bayh’s do what I say, not what I do lifestyle might have worked so far in his life, yet this year, he’s finally being held accountable for putting himself before Hoosiers.