Club for Growth: Run, Pence, Run!
Club for Growth President Chris Chocola is beseeching Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who has long been thought of as a contender for a Senate seat in his state, to run against Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.).
Mike Pence is the kind of pro-growth hero that the Senate and the nation need right now. His leadership in the House over the years has been invaluable, and I certainly don’t want to lose that. But Tuesday’s stunning upset in Massachusetts confirms that Indiana is a winnable race for a principled advocate of economic freedom and limited government.
One thing to take away from this: the Club blasts Bayh for, among other things, “the $2 trillion federal health care takeover.” Bayh is one of the Democrats currently waffling and talking about spiking the bill. But he voted for the Senate legislation. So any hope that he can get political credit for waffling seems incredible distant — every attack ad about the bill works against him anyway.