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Donnelly campaigns in Fort Wayne hours before Trump's visit

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - In the hours before President Donald Trump arrived in Fort Wayne for a campaign rally, Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly visited the summit city as well.

Senator Donnelly was joined by Mayor Tom Henry and other candidates for office at the Allen County Democratic Headquarters. 

Donnelly was there getting volunteers who've been canvassing and making phone calls excited for Tuesday's election. He called on them to keep calling and keep knocking on doors.      

The senator told the crowd that this election is about healthcare and that he will fight for the healthcare of all Hoosiers. He made no mention of President Trump being in Fort Wayne to the crowd. 

According to the latest polling, the race is extremely close between Republican challenger Mike Braun and Donnelly, but Donnelly is confident he'll get the votes he needs. 

"My vote helped save healthcare. Mike Braun supports a lawsuit that would take that healthcare away," said Sen. Donnelly. "This is a crystal clear choice of who has your back and I've had your back for six years now."

Sen. Donnelly later released this statement regarding the President's visit saying: 

"While President Trump rallied in Fort Wayne, our coordinated campaign knocked on tens of thousands of doors, called hundreds of thousands of Hoosier voters, and texted countless more supporters to remind them to vote. We'd like to thank the president for keeping thousands of committed Braun supporters off the phones and doors the night before the election. In an election this close, every little bit helps."

Senator Donnelly will be at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis for an election night event Tuesday. 
 


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