Republicans argue that Indiana is conservative enough to get over the drama the GOP candidates have inflicted on themselves. Nearly every statewide elected official in Indiana is Republican, and the vice president of the United States is from Indiana. When Donnelly won in 2012, he did it by beating a Republican candidate who made controversial comments about abortion and rape. A Washington Republican following the race closely predicted that any one of the three top-tier candidates could beat Donnelly this fall, even after nearly a year of being busted by one of their own. … [Read more...] about From ‘unhinged’ to DUIs: How Indiana Republicans’ vicious Senate primary could haunt them in November
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Braun, who won a contentious primary against two Indiana congressmen by running as a political outsider, is also above water but is still somewhat unknown in the state. Among likely voters, 39 percent have a favorable impression of him, while 32 percent have an unfavorable impression and 29 percent have not heard enough about him to have an opinion. That includes a favorable rating from 71 percent of all Republicans, 30 percent of independents and just 8 percent of Democrats. … [Read more...] about NBC/Marist poll: Democrat Joe Donnelly has slight edge in Indiana Senate race
Jennifer Flockhart, a pediatric nurse who said she opposes abortion but is not particularly religious, said supporting legalization of medical cannabis “would absolutely make a difference” in earning her vote, but that she was not sure where Ms. Blackburn stood on the issue. … [Read more...] about Abortion Opposition Once Defined Marsha Blackburn. But Not in Her Senate Race.
“Although Donnelly has a numeric 3-point edge over Braun, the proportion of persuadable voters is nearly five times greater than the margin that separates the candidates,” says Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted this survey. … [Read more...] about Poll: Indiana Senate race is a dead heat
The incumbent, Democrat Joe Donnelly, has been targeted by the White House as one of several red-state obstructionists. Trump carried Indiana by 19 points in 2016. So, a Democrat in solid Trump country is seen as vulnerable and a potential pick-up in the Senate for the Grand Old Party. (REUTERS) … [Read more...] about Republicans fight to win Indiana Senate seat held by vulnerable Democrat Joe Donnelly