One interesting side aspect of the retirement of Senator Bayh is how his spot will be filled on the ballot.
Under Indiana law a candidate seeking a spot on the ballot has to get 4,500 signatures (500 from each of the states nine congressional districts) before the filing deadline, which is this Friday.
If nobody does that then the partycentral committee has until June 30th to pick a nominee.
However if anyone, even a fringe candidate, manages to get the signatures by Friday then, at least in theory, they would be the nominee.
One Democrat has been gathering signatures. If she gets them submitted by Friday and nobody else does….
Certainly an unlikely scenario but….