Sen. Bayh Didn't Tell Reid About His Plans Not to Seek Re-Election

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) shocked many today with his announcement that he would not seek re-election.  One of those in the surprised category - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

According to a democratic source, as of 30 minutes ago, Sen. Bayh had not informed Sen. Reid of his decision. Most often, before major decisions are announced, like the one by Bayh, lawmakers will give a courtesy call to their leader to give them a heads up.

However, according to a source, Sen. Bayh did tell President Obama about his plans.