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Bayh: Economic Crisis Might Spark Cooperation

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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