Trump stumps for Braun ahead of the midterms
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — President Donald Trump gave his closing argument for the midterms on Monday. He and a few local Republican elected officials, rallied in Fort Wayne at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for GOP Senate nominee Mike Braun.
Monday was the last time the Senate hopeful will share the stage with the man who inspired him to run before Election Day. Braun made use of the stage before thousands of Pres. Trump supporters. He made one final pitch to the president’s base, encouraging them to vote for a shakeup in the Senate.
“These folks who go there and do it for the pay and the perks, nestle in and nothing gets done,” said Braun.
Trump painted that picture of Donnelly on Monday night.
“Joe wakes up primarily when [Sen. Chuck] Schumer calls,” he said.
Meanwhile, Donnelly’s camp spent the night before the election canvassing.
“We'd like to thank the president for keeping thousands of committed Braun supporters off the phones and doors the night before the election,” his campaign manager said in part in a statement to ABC 57 news. “In an election this close, every little bit helps."
But President Trump is hoping bringing big names to the Hoosier State would fire up Braun’s supporters. Monday’s rally saw speeches from his daughter Ivanka Trump, his counselor Kellyanne Conway and a rare out-of-the-briefing-room-appearance from his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. They join the long list of famous faces in the Republican Party to stump for Mike Braun in the final days of this race.