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Joe Donnelly talks pre-existing conditions, campaigns through Indianapolis area as August RV tour kicks off

Joe Donnelly kicked off his summer RV tour today with several stops in and around Indianapolis to discuss how he’s working to deliver results for Indiana in the Senate.

Joe grabbed lunch and met with diners and staff at Unleavened Bread, a Indianapolis cafe that helps recovering addicts and ex-offenders get back on their feet. He then held a press conference with medical professionals at the Avondale Meadows YMCA on the need to defend protections for Hoosiers with pre-existing conditions in the wake of new junk health care plans announced by the Trump Administration. Joe also met with voters and toured local businesses on Main Street in Zionsville.

“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 is protecting access to affordable health care so he can ensure that every Hoosier has a fair shot to succeed,” said Dr. Andrew Bridge, a dermatologist from Indianapolis who spoke at the press conference. “He stands up to special interests in Washington who want to strip protections for pre-existing conditions, because he knows having arthritis, diabetes, or a history of cancer is no reason for someone to lose their health care. Re-electing Joe is an absolute must for anyone who believes we need to expand health care coverage instead of taking it away.”

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 Kokomo.

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 since 2013, 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.