FOX News has signed former United States Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) as a
contributor, announced Michael Clemente, Senior Vice President of News
Editorial for the network. Bayh will offer commentary and analysis
across all FOX News platforms and will participate in programming
leading up to the 2012 Presidential elections.
In making the announcement, Clemente said, "Senator Bayh’s decades of
experience in the political arena and his participation in key decisions
in Washington will lend a valuable point of view to the entire FOX News
Bayh added, "I’m pleased to offer analysis of public policy and politics
to the millions of Americans who get their news from FOX.”
Most recently, Bayh served two terms in the United States Senate until
2011 and was on numerous committees, including: Banking, Housing, and
Urban Affairs; Armed Services; Energy and Natural Resources; the Select
Committee on Intelligence; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and the
Special Committee on Aging. While in office, he led the formation of a
political think-tank, The Third Way. He was also the Chairman of
the Democratic Leadership Council and formed the Moderate Dems
Working Group, a coalition of 17 Senators working to find policy
solutions for urgent national issues.
Prior to serving in the Senate, Bayh was Governor of Indiana for two
terms, where he oversaw the largest budget surplus and single largest
tax cut in state history. Under his leadership, the state created more
than 350,000 new jobs and led the nation in moving citizens from welfare
to work. He prioritized education, providing more opportunities for low
income students and raising academic standards. He also had a successful
record enforcing tougher laws on crime and improving the state’s
environmental quality. Before the Governorship, Bayh served as Indiana's
Secretary of State from 1986 to 1988.
Currently, Bayh is a senior advisor at asset management firm Apollo
Global Management, and a partner at McGuireWoods LLC.
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