Senator Joe Donnelly is hoping his big six-day, statewide tour distracts anyone from noticing he’s not appearing with one of his biggest allies in the Senate, Senator Bernie Sanders, who is also in the Hoosier state today. We’re not sure why Mexico Joe would want to hide from the self-proclaimed socialist and de facto leader of his party, particularly when he has voted with Bernie 79% of his time in the Senate. Maybe it’s because just last week, The Cook Political Report moved his re-election race from Lean Democrat to Toss Up. Or maybe it’s because Bernie is in town to talk about jobs, while Donnelly is guilty of outsourcing jobs to Mexico.
With Bernie and Donnelly both in Indiana today, Hoosiers deserve to know just how often Senator Donnelly agrees with single-payer promoting, high-tax proposing Bernie Sanders. This new briefing from RNC Research connects the dots between the two senators’ ultra-liberal records.
SENATOR DONELLY, WHOSE RACE IS A "TOSS UP," HAS SIDED OFTEN WITH SANDERS, AND JOINED HIM IN OBSTRUCTING THE PRESIDENT'S NOMINEES
Since 2013, Senator Donnelly Voted With Sanders 79 Percent Of The Time
In Indianapolis, Sanders Will Hold A Jobs Rally With Chuck Jones And Good Jobs Nation. "Bernie Sanders & Good Jobs Nation Rally on Jobs and the Economy - Indianapolis, Indiana Official Event With Chuck Jones and Good Jobs Nation. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served." (Press Release, "Bernie Sanders & Good Jobs Nation Rally On Jobs and the Economy," Bernie Sanders , Accessed 8/17/17)
The 2018 U.S. Senate Race In Indiana Was Recently Moved To A Toss Up By Cook Political Report . "It is very hard to see how Donnelly does not get very competitive race this cycle. The contest is in the Toss Up column." (Jennifer Duffy, "Senate: Rating Changes In Five Races," Cook Political Report , 8/17/17)
From 2013 Through 2017, Senator Donnelly Voted With Bernie Sanders 79 Percent Of The Time. (CQ Voting Studies, Accessed 8/17/17)
Senator Donnelly Joined Sanders In Opposing 7 Out Of 22 Of President Trump's Cabinet Nominees . (Wilson Andrews, "How Each Senator Voted On Trump's Cabinet And Administration Nominees," The New York Times , 5/11/17)
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