At least one Indiana Democrat will say with certainty that Hogsett would be the ideal candidate.
"He's honest, he's hardworking, he's smart," Bayh said. "He values saving taxpayers' money. . . . What a wonderful representative for the Democratic Party and the people of Indiana."
Bayh said Hogsett hasn't mentioned wanting to run again, and Hogsett neither confirmed nor denied that he wants to add "mayor" or "senator" to his resume.
"I think that there's going to be plenty of people interested in running for mayor in 2015," he said. "My job as the U.S. attorney is to work with Mayor (Greg) Ballard, which I frankly have enjoyed doing, so I don't really even want to comment on that possible speculation."If Hogsett focuses on his current job the way he's focused on his political ambitions, he's got a lot of unfinished business to do, including some high profile public corruption cases involving the Ballard administration. My guess is that the corrupt combine of Republicans and Democrats, which pulls all the strings in Indianapolis, will make sure that doesn't happen regardless of what political ambitions Hogsett may have.