Friday, June 10, 2005

Bayh's Wisconsin Connections

The Hoosier pol has some connections to the Badger state.

His wife's sister lives in Milwaukee.

He fondly remembers seeing a NCAA regional hoops game between Purdue and Marquette when he was a kid.

He was in Milwaukee last fall to raise money for his U.S. Senate re-election campaign.

And he knows well one Thad Nation, a former Doyle campaign worker and initial administration media man who now is a PR consultant in Milwaukee. Thad's father was Evan Bayh's press secretary during his eight years as governor and served Sen. Birch Bayh as press secretary during the last couple of the elder Bayh's tenure in the U.S. Senate.