Politics

Indiana’s Democratic senator faces uphill re-election battle in Trump country

Winning re-election as a Democrat in a state President Trump won in 2016 is a math problem for Sen. Joe Donnelly, R-Ind.

“My voting record is: I voted 62 percent with Donald Trump,” Donnelly said.

That’s a failing grade in this state Trump carried by nearly 20 points, according to Donnelly’s Republican challenger, Mike Braun.

“On every important piece of legislation, he votes 100 percent against Donald Trump and the conservative agenda,” Braun said.

Braun leads Donnelly 45 to 43 percent, according to a new Fox News poll, and Donnelly’s willingness to work with the president is a central campaign issue.

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