Thursday, May 31, 2012

Republicans for Donnelly

A new support group for Joe Donnelly launched today, but this one has a twist: it consists of Republicans. The six charter members of Republicans for Donnelly say they will reach out to moderate Republicans who can't support Tea Partier Richard Mourdock. Says Kevin Kelly, "Hoosiers have been lucky to have Dick Lugar for the length of time we had; he was a model for the way somebody should conduct themselves in the Senate. Joe is much more along the lines of the great statesman that we've had in Senator Lugar than what we would see in the other candidate." Donnelly reaffirmed his commitment to ending partisan gridlock: "I pledge to put my country before my party and work with anyone and everyone to get things done for Hoosiers." Don't hold your breath for the emergence of Democrats for Mourdock. Read more here.