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Pledging to keep Hoosier common sense in the Senate, Joe Donnelly files for re-election

Joe Donnelly officially filed for re-election to the United States Senate this morning at the Indiana Election Division in Indianapolis, pledging to a group of supporters that he’ll continue serving as an effective bipartisan Senator for Indiana if re-elected.

Joe and a group of campaign volunteers turned more than 7,100 signatures this morning from across Indiana’s nine congressional distracts petitioning for access to the ballot. He’s the first Democrat to reach the signature threshold to reach the ballot. No other Democratic candidate is on pace to make the ballot.

In 2017, Joe visited every one of Indiana’s 92 counties, just as he has for the past four years. He held 550 events in the state last year. He was also named the most bipartisan senator of the last 25 years still serving by the Lugar Center and McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown. 35 of his legislative proposals have now been signed into law since Joe began serving in the Senate in 2013.

“Joe was honored to stand with Hoosiers from all walks of life this morning as he filed to represent them for another six years,” said Peter Hanscom, campaign manager for Joe for Indiana. “Throughout his first term, Joe has brought hard work, bipartisanship and Hoosier common sense to Washington. Over the next nine months, we’re excited to return to every corner of our state to remind Hoosiers why we still need those values in the Senate.”