Indiana's Democratic Senator Evan Bayh announced that he will not be seeking re-election later this year. The news came as a shock to national Democrats still reeling from the recent loss of their supermajority status.
As Americans go to the polls today, we mark the end of what many have called the most exciting presidential campaign in recent memory -- and the longest. Adam Nagourney, political reporter for the New York Times, has been there from the very beginning.
Just ahead of the vice presidential nominees' debate this evening, new polls indicate a rise in Democratic Senator Barack Obama's popularity. Adam Nagourney of the New York Times assesses what these new polls mean for the campaigns.
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