This should have gone up last week, but illness intervened. You may remember Jackie from last cycle: she came incredibly close to to defeating incumbent Joe Donnelly in IN-02. Since then, redistricting has resulted in a more Republican-friendly street, and Donnelly has since announced that he’s retiring in order to lose this year’s Senate race. We talked about that, a bit about what’s changed (and what hasn’t changed since 2010, and I ask her a ‘gotcha’ question!
Well, it’s a question with more teeth than you might think.
You can get to the ad where he does so here – I don’t give Democrats free advertising – but he’s lying. Joe Donnelly can claim to be for border security all he likes, but unless he plans to announce that he will not vote for, or caucus with, a Democrat leadership that refuses to properly secure the border then he is betting that the voters in Indiana’s Second District are amnesiac fools.
I suggest that folks vote for Jackie Walorski (see also here) instead, on the sensible notion that if you have a choice between an actual Republican and a Democrat trying to fake being one, you should avoid the fake…
Jackie has just [won] the primary for Indiana’s 2nd District: she’ll be facing incumbent Joe Donnelly, who was part of the 2006 Red to Blue sweep. While Cook rates this district as currently Likely Democratic, Republican primary participation in this district was almost double that of the Democrats‘; Jackie actually got more votes in the primary than Donnelly did.