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Joe Donnelly

Moderates Look To Wield Clout In GOP-Led Senate

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soft-spoken Republican Sen. Susan Collins is quite popular these days, fielding calls from President Barack Obama, members of the ...

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Dem Senators Who Blocked Obama's Civil Rights Nominee

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The Senate blocked the confirmation of Debo Adegbile Wednesday to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in a 52 to 47 vote. Seven Sen...

Lawmakers Aim To Fulfill Obama's Health Care Pledge

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Little more than a week after millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, lawmakers in both par...

Michael McAuliff

Boston, Syria, Congo Part Of 'Disturbing' Claim About War Authority

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The war authorization that Congress passed after 9/11 will be needed for at least 10 to 20 more years, and can be used to put the United...

Two More Democrats Back Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), both hailing from deeply red states, announced on Friday their support for gay marriage. "...

Conservative Democrat Supports Background Check Bill

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If legislation expanding background checks for gun purchases is to make its way through the Senate, it will almost undoubtedly need near...

Joe Donnelly, Conservative Democrat, Opposes Assault Weapons Ban

AP | By TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is opposing a ban on assault weapons sought by President Barack Obama. A Do...

Democrat Topples GOP Rival In Indiana Senate Race

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Democrat Joe Donnelly was projected the winner over Republican candidate Richard Mourdock in the Indiana Senate race on Tuesday night by NBC. The r...

Laura Bassett

Richard Mourdock Loses His Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) on Tuesday defeated Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (R), who slipped in the polls after saying that preg...

Jason Linkins

Richard Mourdock, Controversy Magnet, Battles For Senate Seat

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The precise moment the Indiana Senate race became interesting was when state Treasurer Richard Mourdock rode the remaining vestiges of the 2010 Tea Pa...

Joe Donnelly Sees Polling Lead

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Indiana Democrat Joe Donnelly shows signs of pulling ahead of Richard Mourdock in the closely fought race to replace Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). Donn...

Indiana Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Joe Donnelly vs. Richard Mourdock

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Donnelly/Mourdock U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way?

Democrat Treads Carefully Following GOP Rival's Abortion Gaffe

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democratic Senate hopeful Joe Donnelly is being careful how he uses his Republican rival's remark about abortion after ra...

Elizabeth Warren Is the Democrats' Pride, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock Are the Republicans' Shame

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Elizabeth Warren is one of the most exciting and uplifting Democratic candidates in many years. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock will leave a different legacy in this election: They dramatize the Republican problem with women, and the Republican problem with rape.

Michael McAuliff

Mourdock God's Will Rape Gaffe Hands Obama Swing State Boost

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This is starting to look like a Mourdocktober surprise for Democrats. Indiana's Tea Party Senate candidate, state Treasurer Richard M...

Michael McAuliff

Richard Mourdock Rape Comment Reveals Stark Divide, Harsh Question For GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans scrambled Wednesday to respond to Republican Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's assertion that even pregnancies cau...

Michael McAuliff

Joe Donnelly Says Of Richard Mourdock 'We're Not That Dumb'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Indiana Senate candidates battled to seize the center in their first debate, with Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly suggesting Hoosiers w...

GOP Senate Candidates Turn To 2010 Playbook

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For critical Senate races, Republicans are turning to the playbook that served them so well in the 2010 elections. They're saturating th...

Outside Forces Flood Conservative States

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Campaign cash from outside political groups is flooding into conservative states with close Senate races like Indiana, Arizona an...

For Democrats Confidence Breeds Success

Dan Bimrose | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

Every Democrat remembers well the pain experienced after election night 2010. That night the results left Democrats shaken and Republicans emboldened.

RINO Hunter Changes Tea Party Tune

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Richard Mourdock became one of the tea party's biggest winners of the 2012 primary season when he knocked off veteran Indiana Sen...

Tea Partier Gets Boost From Major Conservative Group

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A conservative super PAC affiliated with Republican strategist Karl Rove has jumped back into the Indiana Senate race with a nearly...

Crossroads GPS Launches $3.7 Million Ad Buy In Ohio, Virginia, Nevada, Indiana

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, the conservative advocacy group backed by Karl Rove, continued its spending blitz across key Senate races with the release of four new...

Dems Up Spending In Key Battles

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS -- Democrats are splitting roughly $1.2 million in new spending between tight races in Indiana and Nevada as they try to maintain control...