Republicans Call Pelosi Fundraiser A Misstep For State Dems

Former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the keynote speaker at the state Democratic Party’s major spring fundraiser over the weekend.

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Republicans say it's a mistake for Democrats to woo former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for state fundraisers.

State Republican Party chair Eric Holcomb says featuring Nancy Pelosi as headline speaker ties her far-left politics to the campaigns of gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and Senate candidate Joe Donnelly.  And Holcomb says, in a state that leans conservative, voters will reject that message.

“Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi – they all have one thing in common and that is records that are out of step with Indiana,” Holcomb says.

Joe Donnelly says he’s not worried about Nancy Pelosi’s politics being tied to his campaign.

“Well, I did not vote for her for Speaker and so, you know, my focus is on the Senate race, what we’re doing here and on job creation,” Donnelly (D-2nd) says.

Donnelly will face the winner of Tuesday’s primary election between Richard Mourdock and Sen. Richard Lugar.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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