Trump stumps for Republican Senate hopeful Braun in Indiana

President Donald Trump has arrived in Indiana, where he will rally Republicans on behalf of Senate candidate Mike Braun.

Posted: Aug 30, 2018 8:15 PM
Updated: Aug 30, 2018 9:42 PM

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — President Donald Trump has arrived in Indiana, where he will rally Republicans on behalf of Senate candidate Mike Braun.

Braun is seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in what is viewed as one of the nation's most competitive Senate races.

Trump tweeted his support for the businessman earlier Thursday, saying he "is strong on Crime & Borders, the 2nd Amendment, and loves our Military & Vets."

Trump plans to spend more than 40 days on the campaign trail between the beginning of August and the Nov. 6 midterms as he hopes to best his predecessors' travel sEVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to turn up the pressure on Sen. Joe Donnelly at an Indiana rally Thursday night, saying the state must defeat the vulnerable Democrat because "Joe's not going to vote for us on anything."

Appearing in Evansville, Trump aimed to boost support for wealthy Republican businessman Mike Braun, who is facing off against Donnelly in what is viewed as one of the nation's most competitive Senate races. The rally came as Trump kicks up his campaign travel with the midterm elections approaching.

Trump, who last visited the state in May, called Braun a "special guy" and said he will "be a truly great senator." Before the rally, he attended a private roundtable and fundraising reception.

Braun took the stage and pledged to be a "true ally" to Trump, "not somebody that says something when you're in Indiana and does something differently when you're in D.C."

In a state the president carried by roughly 19 percentage points in 2016, both candidates have sought to stress their connections to Trump. Braun has welcomed Trump's backing, greeting him at the airport as he arrived in Indiana on Thursday afternoon.

Donnelly recently released an ad that showed the president thanking him as Trump signed "Right to Try" legislation. On his website, he promotes a study from Congressional Quarterly that shows he voted with Trump 62 percent of the time in 2017.

In a statement before the rally, Donnelly's campaign manager said the candidate had had 22 proposals signed into law by Trump.

"He's always willing to work with any president who has a good idea to help Hoosiers, but he's never been, and never will be a rubber stamp for ideas from any administration that are wrong for Indiana," said Peter Hanscom.

The president returned to the campaign trail after a bruising stretch, including widespread condemnation for his muted response to the death of Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the revelation that key outside associates had been granted immunity as part of one of the investigations circling the White House and a plea deal from his former personal attorney and the conviction of his onetime campaign chairman.

Heading into the final months of campaigning, the Republican Party is defending its majorities in the House and Senate, facing retirements and an energized Democratic opposition. Democrats are increasingly bullish about their chances to capture the 23 seats they need to retake the House of Representatives. But flipping the Senate remains a much tougher prospect, given that 10 incumbents are running in states Trump won.

Trump is aiming to spend more than 40 days on the campaign trail between the beginning of August and the Nov. 6 midterms, as he hopes to best his predecessors' travel schedules, White House officials said. The officials said Trump wants to be on the road for Republicans more than President Barack Obama was for Democrats in 2010 — when his party suffered what Obama called a "shellacking" — and beyond what President George W. Bush did in 2002.

chedules. Before the rally, campaign manager Brad Parscale touted the "sellout crowd" expected.

West Lafayette
Broken Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 92°
Kokomo
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 89°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 86°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 86°
Williamsport
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 86°
Crawfordsville
Broken Clouds
83° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 85°
Frankfort
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 84°
Delphi
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Monticello
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Logansport
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 63°
Hotter & More Humid with Some Storms, Then a Cool-Down
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 78632

Reported Deaths: 3113
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion16437734
Lake7952283
Elkhart505191
Allen4161164
St. Joseph376683
Hamilton3033104
Vanderburgh212215
Hendricks1978109
Johnson1819119
Cass18139
Porter141539
Clark135250
Tippecanoe129312
Madison106266
LaPorte96730
Howard94865
Kosciusko87812
Bartholomew86747
Floyd86150
Marshall80523
Monroe78432
Vigo77913
Delaware77752
Dubois72912
Noble71729
Boone71646
Hancock70239
Warrick61230
Jackson6075
Shelby57328
LaGrange57110
Grant53330
Dearborn52828
Morgan50135
Henry46720
Clinton4624
Wayne41010
White38411
Montgomery36721
Harrison36524
Lawrence35927
Decatur35332
Putnam3318
Daviess29620
Scott28110
Miami2792
Jasper2662
Greene25934
Franklin25116
Gibson2464
DeKalb2444
Jennings23312
Ripley2218
Steuben2173
Carroll2135
Fayette2097
Perry18913
Orange18824
Posey1840
Starke1817
Wabash1805
Wells1802
Fulton1752
Jefferson1752
Knox1711
Sullivan1631
Whitley1626
Tipton15516
Washington1531
Clay1505
Spencer1403
Randolph1345
Huntington1303
Adams1242
Newton12110
Owen1131
Rush1004
Jay970
Pulaski841
Brown762
Fountain762
Pike670
Blackford662
Benton640
Ohio636
Vermillion620
Switzerland590
Parke581
Martin530
Crawford500
Union420
Warren251
Unassigned0207

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events