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Joe Donnelly launches first TV ad of 2018, highlighting his efforts driving around Indiana in his RV as the “hired help”

Joe for Indiana released its first ad, “Navigate”, highlighting Joe's tireless work crossing the state and reaching across the aisle to deliver results for Hoosiers.

The ad will begin running tomorrow through a six-figure, statewide ad buy. A full script and backup for the ad are available HERE.

The ad features Joe driving through Indiana in his used 2002 Indiana-made RV that has become an emblem of his hard-working campaign. Whether on the campaign trail or in his time as a Senator, Joe has focused on strengthening his connection to the state, traveling to every one of Indiana’s 92 counties each of the past four years.

Joe’s hard work and willingness to reach across the aisle have made him the second-most bipartisan senator and the most bipartisan of the last quarter century still serving in Washington, according to The Lugar Center. 40 of his legislative proposals have been signed into law since he joined the Senate in 2013, including 18 during the Trump Administration. During his Senate tenure, Joe has fought to take care of Indiana’s servicemembers, cut red tape for Hoosier farmers and small businesses, and worked to tackle our national debt.

“I’m ranked the second most bipartisan Senator because I don’t work for any political party,” Joe says in the ad. “I’m the hired help – I’m hired by you, I work for you.”

“Joe’s campaign is driven by grassroots supporters who have dug deep to help us get our first ad on the air, so of course that ad speaks to Joe’s connection to those hard-working Hoosiers. Joe’s built this campaign one mile and stop at a time, showing up in Hoosiers’ home towns in every corner of the state to listen to their concerns and drive through Washington gridlock to deliver results,” said Peter Hanscom, campaign manager for Joe for Indiana. “At a time when voters can’t turn on a television without hearing partisanship and pessimism from their politicians, Joe’s positive message is navigating through the clutter and resonating with Indiana.”