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Joe concludes six day, 36 stop “Hoosier Highways” RV Tour greeting supporters in French Lick

FRENCH LICK, Ind. – Joe Donnelly wrapped up his “Hoosier Highways” RV Tour with an address at the Orange County JJ Dinner and the IDEA Convention in French Lick. The events concluded a six-day, 36-stop tour that took him to every corner of Indiana to listen to Hoosiers’ concerns and discuss his re-election campaign for the U.S. Senate.

“I went to every corner of our state, and what I heard everywhere I went was that Hoosiers are looking for someone who’ll fight for them every single day in the Senate,” said Joe Donnelly. “They’re not looking for someone to fight for partisanship and political points, but someone who will reach across the aisle and stand up for good ideas, no matter where they come from. I’m running for re-election because we need more of that Hoosier common sense in Washington.”

Starting with the tour’s first stop Sunday afternoon at the Speedway VFW, Joe has crossed the state in his Indiana-made listening to Hoosiers’ concerns. After formally announcing his campaign for re-election Monday morning in Anderson, Joe campaigned through east-central Indiana and finished the day in Fort Wayne. He spent Tuesday in northern Indiana, including stops in Elkhart, Gary, and South Bend, while Wednesday went through central Indiana and Indianapolis. Joe started Thursday in Terre Haute, Evansville, and southwest Indiana, before finishing the tour off Friday starting in Bloomington and continuing through Southern Indiana.

Joe kicked off the final day of his tour this morning in Bloomington, where he had a breakfast on national security issues with former Congressman Lee Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He then had stops to greet Hoosiers in Scottsburg and New Albany, followed by a roundtable on health care issues in Jeffersonville. He concluded the day with stops in French Lick with the Orange County Democrats and at IDEA.

Throughout his time in the Senate, Joe has relied on hard work and Hoosier common sense to deliver results for Indiana. 25 bills and amendments Joe has introduced in the Senate have become law, including the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act. He’s traveled all across the state, visiting every county each of the last three years to listen to Hoosiers and talk with workers and small businesses about how to cut red tape and create jobs. He has reached across the aisle to fight for veterans and service members, combat the opioid epidemic, and stop companies from outsourcing jobs. His commonsense approach recently led him to be named the second-most bipartisan Member of Congress.