By CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – President Donald Trump has urged Indiana Republicans to unseat Sen. Joe Donnelly, saying the vulnerable Democrat is "not going to vote for us on anything."
Trump appeared in Evansville on Thursday to boost support for wealthy Republican businessman Mike Braun, who is facing off against Donnelly in what is viewed as one of the nation’s most competitive Senate races.
Before a wildly enthusiastic crowd, Trump called Braun a "special guy" and said he will "be a truly great senator." Braun took the stage and pledged to be a "true ally" to Trump, "not somebody that says something when you’re in Indiana and does something differently when you’re in D.C."
In a state the president carried by roughly 19 percentage points in 2016, both candidates have sought to stress their connections to Trump.