Bayh: 'No political plans,' but won't rule out run for governor

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) on Wednesday said he still has no political plans in his immediate future, although he passed up a chance to rule out a third run for governor.

A two-term governor of the Hoosier State from 1989 to 1997 and a senator since 1999, Bayh in February announced he won't run for a third senatorial term this year. In a subsequent interview with The Hill, he repeated his retirement pledge and said he had made no decisions on his future although he did not want to become "politically irrelevant."

On Wednesday, Bayh said he still has no political plans and wouldn't rule a gubernatorial bid in or out.

"I loved being governor, but I've got no political plans," he said. "I literally have not decided what I'm going to be doing next year, political or otherwise. I'm going to serve out my term, and we've got important elections in November. But regarding my future plans, my deal with my wife is that she's going to be the first to know."

Cross-posted to the Ballot Box