10/04/2010 05:25 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Indiana 2nd District Candidates Pick Up Cash, Major Endorsements

Indiana's 2nd District congressional candidate, Jakie Walorski (R), is celebrating some recent fund-raising success. The Sarah Palin backed candidate put out a call to her supporters Wednesday, setting a goal of raising $39,000 in 39 hours. The Walorski campaign today reported it brought in three times that amount, releasing this statement on Facebook ...

"Friends - the results are in from our push to raise $39,000 in 39 hours...and because of your support and your dedication to making a change in Washington...we raised OVER $120,000!! With just 31 days to go this race - and this Congress - is in our hands!"

Walorski also picked up a notable endorsement this week, drawing the backing of the The Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Walorski served as Director of Membership, for the Saint Joseph County Chamber of Commerce from 1996-1997.

Walorski also has the backing of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's political action committee, pro-life group The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund and National Right to Life.

Her opponent, Rep. Joe Donnelly (D) picked up a major endorsement this week too.

Friday, The NRA Political Victory Fund, announced it was backing the incumbent, saying, "Joe Donnelly ... has defended the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding gun owners, hunters and sportsmen in Indiana and across America."