Bayh/Quayle Debate

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Title

Bayh/Quayle Debate

Subject

Political Debate

Description

Birch Bayh was a U.S. Senator from Indiana for three terms. In 1968 general election, he became only the fourth Indiana Democrat to be popularly elected to a second term in the Senate. In 1974, Bayh was nearly defeated by Indianapolis Mayor Richard G. Lugar, garnering only 50.7 percent of the vote in what was otherwise a disastrous year for Republicans.

In 1976, Dan Quayle was elected to the House of Representatives from Indiana's 4th congressional district, and won re-election in 1978. In 1980, at age 33, Quayle became the youngest person ever elected to the Senate from the state of Indiana, defeating three-term incumbent Democrat Birch Bayh by taking 54% of the votes to Bayh's 46%. Making Indiana political history again,

In 1980, Bayh faced Congressman Dan Quayle. Bayh engaged the challenger in seven debates and was defeated for reelection. This is one of those debates.

Date

1980-09-12

Rights

Purdue University Northwest Archives and Special Collections

Language

English

Collection

Citation

“Bayh/Quayle Debate,” PNW Digital, accessed October 17, 2019, http://pnwdigital.libraryhost.com/items/show/100.