Hoosier businessman Mike Braun’s campaign charged in a statement on Thursday that Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) is so desperate for voter enthusiasm that he drafted former President Barack Obama to campaign for him.
The Indianapolis Star reported on Wednesday that Obama will campaign for Donnelly and other Democrat candidates on Sunday.
Josh Kelley, Braun’s campaign spokesman, said that Donnelly has become so desperate for voter enthusiasm that he got Obama to remind Hoosiers about Donnelly’s support for Obamacare and outsourcing jobs to Mexico.
“Mexico Joe Donnelly is so desperate for enthusiasm he’s calling in Barack Obama to remind Hoosiers he supports the collapsing Obamacare, Obama’s dangerous Iran nuclear deal, and he profited from his family business that outsourced jobs to Mexico,” Kelley said.
“While Obama tries to save Donnelly’s desperate campaign, Mike Braun is proud to stand with President Trump who is disrupting Washington, draining the swamp, and creating jobs and economic prosperity President Obama never could,” Kelley added.
Further, one day after announcing his campaign event with Obama, Donnelly will campaign with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who helped lead the resistance against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), who has ties to anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, will campaign for Donnelly as well.
Several polls released last week have Braun leading or virtually tied with Donnelly in the competitive Indiana Senate race. An Indy Politics & Mason Strategies poll released on Tuesday found that Braun leads Donnelly by four points—47 to 43 percent—with Libertarian Lucy Brenton capturing three percent and seven percent of Hoosiers remaining undecided.
“Now that Mexico Joe Donnelly has completely abandoned his phony conservative act, Hoosiers can see him for what he really is – a loyal partisan Democrat,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Bob Salera in a statement on Thursday. “Mexico Joe is proving once and for all that his loyalty is to Democrats in Washington and the radical left, not Hoosier families.”