04/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tamyra D'Ippolito: The 'Machine' Is Trying To Silence Me

In the wake of Evan Bayh's decision to retire, there's been a fair amount of hand-wringing among Dems over the possiblity that a little-known cafe-owner, Tamyra d'Ippolito, would collect the signatures necessary to run on the Dem line -- making it all but certain that the GOP will pick up the seat.

I just got off the phone with Ms. d'Ippolito, and I can report that it would be pretty bad indeed for Dems if she pulls this off. She alleged in the interview that the "machine" in Indiana is out to get her -- and even claimed that the machine had conspired with MSNBC to silence her.

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