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Indiana Democrats confirm Bayh as Senate candidate

The Indiana Democratic state committee selected former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh on Friday evening to be the party's candidate for the Senate seat he gave up six years ago.

The committee met in private to elect Bayh over his only challenger, little-known perennial candidate Bob Kern of Indianapolis. The results of the vote were not released.

Bayh made a surprise return to Indiana politics last week after a recruitment push by national Democrats and former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill's decision to withdraw as the Democratic nominee for the seat held by Republican Sen. Dan Coats, who's retiring.

"I'm ready to get to work on winning this campaign, but more importantly, getting...

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