Sen. Joe Donnelly’s opponents are taking intention at him over information studies indicating the Indiana Democrat is ready to wait a fundraiser this weekend headlined by means of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who Republicans have blamed for orchestrating the hot executive shutdown.
The Houston Chronicle reported this week that Mr. Schumer will seem at a fundraiser in Houston on Saturday to lend a hand reinforce the marketing campaign coffers of Mr. Donnelly and Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, two of the extra inclined Democrats up for re-election. Reps. Jacky Rosen and Beta O’Rourke, who’re working to united states Republican incumbents in Nevada and Texas, additionally plan to wait, in step with the invite.
The marketing campaign of Rep. Todd Rokita, a candidate for the GOP nomination within the Indiana Senate number one race, which additionally options Rep. Luke Messer and previous state lawmakers Mike Braun, blasted out an electronic mail on Friday highlighting the development and pronouncing it is going to turn that Mr. Donnelly is one in every of Mr. Schumer’s largest allies on Capitol Hill.
“Whether it’s balloting no on tax cuts for Hoosiers or balloting no on repealing and changing Obamacare, Joe Donnelly is with Chuck Schumer and the liberal elites in Washington, now not Hoosiers,” Rokita spokesperson Nathan Brand stated within the electronic mail.
The electronic mail additionally famous a record this week within the Indy Star that stated former Vice President Joseph R. Biden plans to headline a fundraiser for Mr. Donnelly subsequent month in Indianapolis.