Received from IowaGOP Communications on May 19, 2006
For Immediate Release
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2006 


DES MOINES – Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) is in Iowa today to help Democrats raise money, but would Iowa Democrats still want him here if they knew how out of touch he was with mainstream views?

“Iowans know that Evan Bayh doesn’t share their views,” said Republican Party of Iowa Executive Director Cullen Sheehan.  “In addition to being declared one of the most liberal members of the Senate, he voted against BOTH of President Bush’s Supreme Court Nominees and has continually voted for tax increases.  As Iowans begin to look at possible Presidential candidates, they will look elsewhere when they find out Sen. Bayh doesn’t share their values.”

Senator Evan Bayh’s Liberal Record:

In 2005, The National Journal Rated Bayh As Being More Liberal Than 83 Percent Of Senators On Social Issues. (National Journal Website, “Statistics,” www.nationaljournal, Accessed 5/11/06)

Bayh Voted Against Confirmation Of Judge John Roberts To The Supreme Court. (CQ Vote #245: Confirmed 78-22: R 55-0; D 22-22; I 1-0, 9/29/05, Bayh Voted Nay)

Bayh Voted Against Confirmation Of Judge Samuel Alito To The Supreme Court. (CQ Vote #2: Confirmed 58-42: R 54-1; D 4-40; I 0-1, 1/31/06, Bayh Voted Nay)

On May 11, 2006, Bayh Voted Against Extension Of $70 Billion In Tax Cuts Over A Five-Year Period. (H.R. 4297, CQ Vote #118: Adopted 54-44; R 51-3; D 3-40; I 0-1, 5/11/06, Bayh Voted Nay)

Bayh Voted Against Final Passage Of The 2001 And 2003 Tax Cuts.  (H.R. 1836, CQ Vote #170: Adopted 58-33: R 46-2; D 12-31, 5/26/01, Bayh Voted Nay; H.R. 2, CQ Vote #196: Adopted 51-50: R 48-3; D 2-46; I 0-1, With Vice President Cheney Casting A “Yea” Vote, 5/23/03, Bayh Voted Nay)

In 2004, Bayh Voted For Higher Taxes For Increased Education Spending. (S. Con. Res. 95, CQ Vote #35:  Rejected 46-52:  R 0-51; D 45-1; I 1-0, 3/10/04, Bayh Voted Yea)

In 2001, Bayh Voted Against “Marriage Penalty” And Gradual Repeal Of The Estate Tax. (H.R. 1836, CQ Vote #170:  Adopted 58-33:  R 46-2; D 12-31, 5/26/01, Bayh Voted Nay; H.R. 1836, CQ Vote #165: Passed 62-38:  R 50-0; D 12-38, 5/23/01, Bayh Voted Nay)

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