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Donnelly Ahead In Competitive IN-2 Race

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Despite Republican candidate Jackie Walorski's high-profile endorsements from Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich and her continuing ad support from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), a new poll of Indiana's Second Congressional District shows the GOP challenger trailing incumbent Joe Donnelly by a slim margin.

According to the poll, 39% of surveyed constituents would vote for Donnelly if the election were held today, while 34% percent said they would vote for Walorski. Donnelly also led Walorski in favorability rating -- 47% reported a positive opinion of the congressman, as opposed to the 32% with a favorable opinion of Walorski.

These numbers arrive as a new NRCC-sponsored ad attacking Donnelly hits the airwaves in northern Indiana. The ad highlights the incumbent congressman's vote for the healthcare bill and his campaign's "false attacks" against Walorski.

See the ad below: