Skip to comments.At Rally, Trump Urges Indiana Voters to Unseat Sen. Donnelly
Posted on 08/31/2018 3:47:04 PM PDT by SMGFan
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Casting the midterms as a referendum on his agenda, President Donald Trump urged Indiana voters to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, saying the vulnerable Democrat is not going to vote for us on anything.
Trump, who is kicking up his campaign travel as the midterm elections near, appeared in Evansville on Thursday to boost support for wealthy Republican businessman Mike Braun, who is facing off against Donnelly in what is viewed as one of the nations most competitive Senate races.
Before a wildly enthusiastic crowd, Trump called Braun a special guy and said he will be a truly great senator. Braun took the stage and pledged to be a true ally to Trump, not somebody that says something when youre in Indiana and does something differently when youre in D.C.
In a state the president carried by roughly 19 percentage points in 2016, both candidates have sought to stress their connections to Trump. Braun has welcomed Trumps backing, greeting him at the airport as he arrived in Indiana on Thursday. Before the rally, Trump attended a private roundtable and fundraising reception.
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I can’t spare this man. He fights.
Phrase designed to turn people against the Republican candidate. I don't know but I doubt the Democrat candidate is poor.
Trump is a wealthy businessman.
I havent liberals raise it at all.
How are the Democrats surviving in deep Red states?
When RBG passes & we don't have the votes for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, it will be on Indiana Republicans!!
I think you really mean elect. He already is the Dem nominee.
Yea, you're right.. hehe
My beloved uncle who is a WWII veteran is a Go Trump fanatic like I am. He lives in Indiana and he is already on the case of getting the GOP ahead there.
We all have to get the energy mojo going so the idiot socialists won’t have all the energy.
Jackass Joe Donnelly ran against Republican Richard Mourdock who was a horrible candidate. Mourdock stuck his foot in his mouth on a daily basis. As a result, we got stuck with Donnelly.
I have no doubt Lugar Deep State operatives were working hard to defeat Mourdock for taking out that RINO. Still, as someone who had already won statewide twice, he should’ve been a bit more careful with what he said.
A local news media reporter described this as “President Trump was in Indiana today campaigning for a wealthy businessman who wants to be a US Senator.” I kid you not - that was how the story was introduced. No bias there...
Unlike Akin, Mourdock had simply tripped over his words and made something sound much different than he intended...but it was such a sensitive subject that any imperfection in what you say is curtains...best to steer clear of any broad philosophical statements on a subject like that when you are making candid remarks.
It wasn’t a daily basis - it was just once - but it was a really big “once.” He was comfortably ahead until that occurred.
And of course, “Mexico Joe” Donnelly isn’t wealthy...
Yes, while conversely Democrats can willfully say the most ghastly and vile things and never have to worry about losing. A pig Stalinist Congressman in Arizona (Gallego) can publicly threaten our immigration personnel in the most Naziesque fashion for legally doing their jobs and he gets not one ounce of criticism from the media. He should be arrested.
I haven’t found a lot of polling on that race, but it looks like from the Real Clear Politics site that it was always tight even before Mourdock’s comments, which it really shouldn’t have been. I suspect Lugar and establishment Republicans were backbiting Mourdock throughout the race and making it hard for him to gain traction.
I remember seeing this button on eBay in 2012, showing the RINO influence in Indiana. Elect Willard for President, Pence for Governor and Donnelly (not Mourdock) for Senator. The Lugarites absolutely were looking to sabotage Mourdock after his decisive primary victory.
South Bend, IN has a lot of Catholics that tend to vote Democrat.
That button is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen some strange p**n.
Dick Lugar should be Scaphisized.
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