The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) hinted today at what it line of attack will be against former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) if he decides to challenge Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) in 2010.

The DSCC released a pre-emptive statement today blasting Coats as a lobbyists for special interests.

"Dan Coats is a federally registered lobbyist whose client lists include banks, private equity firms, and defense contractors," said DSCC spokesman Eric Schults. "Coats is a Washington DC insider who lined his own pockets as taxpayers spent $700 billion bailing out Wall Street banks. Indianans won't ignore Dan Coats’ decade as a lobbyist working the system to gain special favors for the banking industry at the time of financial collapse and at the expense of working Americans."

Coats has lobbied for Bank of America, among others.

Reports last night suggested Coats has decided to throw his hat in the ring.