Monday, May 16, 2016

Et Tu, Joe?

Donnelly and Hill
photo from Baron Hill's Facebook
The past couple of weeks, I've been trying to get Hoosiers and Hoosier Democrats to pay attention to Indiana's critical race for U.S. Senate between Baron Hill and Todd Young.

Today, I was shocked to receive an e-mail from Senator Joe Donnelly trying to raise money for the Missouri U.S. Senate Race.

“Jason Kander, the Democratic candidate in Missouri -- the state many Democrats see as their best shot at expanding the map.”
-- Politico, May 4, 2016 
Jon --
We’re seeing new opportunities to win back the U.S. Senate this November, and I want to tell you about one of the most exciting races this year: Jason Kander in Missouri. 
A year ago, everyone thought Jason’s race was a long-shot, but last quarter he outraised his Republican opponent and Missouri’s Senate race is being called the “sleeping giant” of 2016. With that growing attention and momentum, there has been an onslaught of outside spending from right-wing groups determined to stop this seat from flipping to a Democrat. 
That’s why I’m writing you. Jason needs help from grassroots supporters like you to raise $5,000 by midnight. 

The e-mail goes on and discusses who Jason Kander is and what he plans to do.  The Missouri U.S. Senate race IS definitely very important, but the appearance here is not good.  Yes, I do get politics.

On the stump, Hill always points out that if he's elected in the fall that it will be the first time since Vance Hartke and Birch Bayh shared the U.S. Senate seats in Indiana that the state was represented by two Democrats in the Upper House of Congress.

This isn't helpful, Joe.

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