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Republicans Call Pelosi Fundraiser A Misstep For State Dems

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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.

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