Retiring Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh (Ind.) on Monday said he does not know what he will do with the $13 million he had amassed for his re-election bid.

Bayh, who announced last week he won't seek re-election in November, had enjoyed a significant advantage over any potential competitors because of the size of his campaign coffers. Where it will go instead, he said, is "a good question.

"I haven't decided yet. As you can imagine, there's been a lot of things I've been dealing with so I'll be making those decisions at some point in the future," he said.|

Asked if he might donate it to the as-yet unknown Democratic candidate for his seat, Bayh said he might.
"I'd like to help whoever the Democratic Party nominee is to be my successor," he said. "And then some other money to other Democrats also, maybe."

Cross-posted to the Briefing Room