Joe Biden to raise money for Sen. Donnelly's re-election campaign

Posted at 6:07 AM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 07:02:00-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Senator Joe Donnelly's re-election campaign is getting some big-name help soon.

Former Vice President Joe Biden will appear at a fundraiser for Donnelly (D-Ind.) in Indianapolis next month, according to an email from Donnelly's campaign to prospective supporters. Details of the visit have not been announced yet, including a specific location and how much it will cost supporters to get in.

Donnelly is facing one of the toughest re-election fights of any Democrat in the Senate, competing in a state that Republican President Trump carried by 19 points. Republicans seeking to unseat Donnelly include two current members of the House, Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, as well as Republican State Senator and avowed Trump supporter Mike Braun. 

Democrats hope to take advantage of the president's growing unpopularity in the state -- the most recent Hoosier Survey from Ball State University shows Trump's approval rating in Indiana at 41 percent. Trump won almost 57 percent of the vote in the presidential election.

Donnelly's campaign issued the following statement about Biden's visit:

“Throughout both of their careers, Joe Donnelly and Vice President Biden have been champions for middle-class Americans: folks who want to work hard for a decent wage, provide for their families, and make sure their kids have a fair shot at the American dream. Joe’s excited to welcome Vice President Biden back to Indiana to help spread Joe’s message of hard work and common sense that resonates so strongly with Hoosier voters.”

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