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Joe Donnelly meets with UAW members, throws out Jackrabbits’ first pitch as RV tour stops in Kokomo

Joe Donnelly made two stops today in Kokomo to meet with Hoosiers as part of the first day of his summer RV tour to discuss how he’s delivering results for Indiana in the Senate.

Joe rode up to Kokomo in his Indiana-made RV this afternoon, where he met with members of the central Indiana labor movement at UAW Local 685 to discuss how how can fight for the rights of Hoosier workers in the Senate. Joe then threw out the first pitch at the Kokomo Jackrabbits game.

“As Indiana’s hired help in the U.S. Senate, I work for Hoosiers -- not any politician or political party. That means hitting the road and getting to every single corner of the state to listen to their concerns and make sure they have a government that works for them,” said Joe Donnelly. “With under 100 days to go until the election, it’s great to see folks everywhere excited and ready to work to keep Hoosier common sense in the Senate.”

“Joe Donnelly has always stood up for Hoosier workers, fighting against bad trade deals, standing up for decent wages, and protecting our health care and pensions,” said Rick Ward, President of UAW Local 685. “We need to keep him in the Senate because he’ll always put hard-working Hoosiers first.”

Friday is the first day of Joe’s summer RV tour, a seven-day tour across Indiana to discuss Hoosiers’ concerns and share how he’ll continue working for them in the Senate. Today, the tour also has stops in Indianapolis and Zionsville.

As Indiana’s hired help in the Senate, Joe has relied on hard work and Hoosier common sense to deliver results. 43 of Joe’s legislative proposals have become law, including 21 since President Trump took office. He’s visited all 92 counties each of the last four years to listen to Hoosiers’ concerns, including 544 events in Indiana last year alone. The Lugar Center last year named him the most bipartisan senator of the last 25 years still serving in office.