Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, Republican former state Rep. Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton, from left, participate in a U.S. Senate debate. The Indiana Democratic Party sent a mailer to voters last week comparing Brenton to Braun, saying she is the better choice for those who want lower taxes. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) The Indiana Democratic Party promised voters there is a choice for Senate “who will really lower your taxes.” But that choice wasn’t Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly. The mailer calls Libertarian Senate candidate Lucy Brenton “the anti-tax candidate” and says she would “cut red tape on small businesses, helping them create better jobs in Indiana.” It includes a side-by-side comparison of her to Republican Mike Braun, who, the mailer points out, is a former Democrat. The Libertarian Party of Indiana posted a copy of the mailer on social media on Saturday, saying, “We wish to extend our gratitude to the … [Read more...] about Indiana Democrats send mailer supporting Libertarian Senate candidate
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WESTVILLE, Ind.—The first question for Sen. Joe Donnelly in his debate with GOP challenger Mike Braun was about the Democratic senator’s vote two days prior against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination—after a politically charged confirmation process that complicates the final stretch of this election season for Democrats in states where President Trump is popular. “Justice Gorsuch met every test. Judge Kavanaugh had concerns about impartiality and judicial temperament,” Mr. Donnelly said at the debate Monday,... … [Read more...] about Indiana Democrat Goes Home to Defend Opposition to Kavanaugh
Scott Anderson/ZUMA Wire Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Heading into the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats faced long odds of taking back the Senate. With 10 incumbents up for re-election in states carried by President Donald Trump—five representing places he carried by double digits—the party needed just about everything to go right, and get a few lucky breaks, if they were to end up with the net gain of two seats it would take to control the chamber. Miraculously, they still have an outside shot at doing just that. Incumbent Democratic senators in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio all have comfortable leads. The party’s challengers have narrowly led in polls for open seats in Arizona and Nevada, and trail by a just few points in Texas. (Yes, Texas.) And even the most vulnerable of the Democrats’ senate incumbents—Joe Donnelly of Indiana; Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota; Bill Nelson of Florida; and Claire … [Read more...] about Things Are Going Great for Almost Every Democratic Senate Candidate—with One Big Exception.
Kaitlin Lange Indianapolis Star Published 2:18 PM EDT Sep 28, 2018 Hoosiers who mailed in absentee ballot applications should double check that the forms weren't rejected by county election officials. Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Friday that the Indiana Democratic Party had inadvertently sent out an incorrect version of the application that didn't contain the required language on how to turn in the form. She estimated there could be hundreds of thousands of the applications in circulation. The co-director of the Indiana Election Division approved those defective forms Friday at the direction of Lawson, so that elections officials know they can accept them moving forward under Indiana code. More: Brett Kavanaugh Senate confirmation: Joe Donnelly is a 'no' voteSign up: Get IndyStar's weekly Hoosier Politics newsletter However Lawson said at least a handful of counties had already denied some voters' applications, because they were … [Read more...] about Indiana Democrats inadvertently sent out faulty absentee ballot applications
The Indiana Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission that accuses Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun of violating campaign finance laws. According to the complaint filed Wednesday, Braun loaned his campaign $250,000 on April 23, but failed to file a 48-hour notice with the FEC. Federal candidates are required to report any contribution of $1,000 or more when it is received less than 20 days but more than 48 hours before the election. That requirement applies to contributions from the candidate, joint fundraisers the candidate is involved in and loans from the candidate, non-bank sources or banks. The primary election was May 8. “By apparently failing to file timely disclosure of this last-minute infusion of Mr. Braun’s personal resources to his Senate campaign, Respondents have undermined the Act’s transparency requirements and concealed important information from Indiana voters ahead of the Senate primary,” the … [Read more...] about Indiana Democrats file federal election complaint against Braun