Bayh's Decision: The Emmis Connection
February 16, 2010 at 4:29 AM (PT)
The surprise decision of Sen. EVAN BAYH (D-IN) not to seek reelection has a radio connection: BAYH's wife SUSAN sits on the board of EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS, the INDIANAPOLIS-based company headed by prominent Democratic Party contributor JEFF SMULYAN.
"He rebuilt this party," SMULYAN told the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. "Every Democrat in the state owes a tremendous, tremendous debt to EVAN's leadership."
BAYH announced his decision MONDAY, citing frustration with partisanship and gridlock in Congress.