|U.S. Senator from Indiana|
From: January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2019
- See also: PLINO
Joe Donnelly (born 1955), a left-wing Democrat, was the senior United States Senator from Indiana, having defeated Republican Richard Mourdock in the 2012 election. After being defeated in the 2004 elections Donnelly was elected to represent Indiana's 2nd congressional district from 2007 to 2013. Donnelly, a Blue Dog Democrat, voted in favor of ObamaCare.
Donnelly announced he would vote against conservative Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, though he gave contradicting reasons for doing so, showing he simply opposed Kavanaugh's originalist judicial philosophy.
Despite criticizing his 2018 opponent for importing products from China for his business, Donnelly does the exact same thing.
2018 U.S. Senate election in Indiana
- FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 165. clerk.house.gov. Retrieved on December 15, 2012.
- Wegmann, Philip (October 3, 2018). First Joe Donnelly wanted a Kavanaugh FBI investigation. Then he needed a new excuse to vote 'Nay'. Washington Examiner. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
- Schallhorn, Kaitlyn (October 12, 2018). Joe Donnelly's family business imports from China – though he slammed GOP foe for doing the same. Fox News. Retrieved October 12, 2018.