HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) ó Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. says he will seek
the Democratic nod to replace U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh on the November ballot.
He told the Post-Tribune of Merrillville on Tuesday that itís time for a
fresh face and he would seek to be chosen by the state Democratic Party to
be the one who replaces Bayh on the ballot.
Bayh announced Monday that he was not seeking a third term this year.
The deadline to file the 4,500 signatures of registered voters needed for
the May primary was noon Tuesday.
Since no Democrat is on the primary ballot, the Democratic state central
committee has until June 30 to make an appointment.
Other names being floated are U.S. Reps. Baron Hill and Brad Ellsworth.