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Bayh: Economic Crisis Might Spark Cooperation

Sunday, 21 Feb 2010 12:53 PM


Retiring Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh says it might take an even deeper and more threatening economic crisis to cause members of Congress to shift toward bipartisanship.

Bayh suggests a tragedy and obvious threat to the country such as the Sept. 11 attacks — which produced a brief period of cooperation across party lines — might be necessary to overcome the gridlock that grips Congress.

Bayh says he's not running for re-election because Congress is broken.

He spoke Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

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