Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) is running for re-election.
His opponent is a very popular former State Rep., Republican Mike Braun.
Monday night, the two men faced off for their first public debate, which as expected, got rather heated.
During the debate, Donnelly, in an attempt to win votes in a state that voted heavily for Donald Trump, told everyone that he has supported many of Trump’s agenda issues.
It needs to be noted that he voted against confirming Kavanaugh.
He says that it was Kavanaugh’s lack of judicial temperament and impartiality that was displayed during the Senate hearings.
Kavanaugh was being personally and professional attacked by the Senate Democrats and it was only natural for him or anyone else in his position to stand up for what he believes in and for his innocence character integrity and his family.
It also needs to be pointed out that Donnelly once said he would vote for tax cuts, but when it was time to vote, he voted against them.
(The Hill) – Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and businessman and former state Rep. Mike Braun (R) clashed in their first Senate debate that was dominated by heated exchanges on health care, the Supreme Court confirmation fight and party leadership.
Donnelly is running for a second term in a state that President Trump won by 19 points in 2016. The Democratic senator highlighted his record of backing Trump’s agenda, while distancing himself from the Democratic Party. Braun continued to frame himself as a political outsider who’s running against someone he believes is a career politician who hasn’t delivered.
Here are five takeaways from Monday night’s debate.
Kavanaugh becomes major flashpoint
The deeply partisan, bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court quickly grabbed the spotlight, illuminating one of the biggest differences between Donnelly and Braun that isn’t going away anytime soon…
Donnelly also talked about supporting Obamacare, especially mentioning the provision that guarantees coverage for pre-existing conditions.
What Donnelly and other Democrats DON’T tell you is that there is no provision in Obamacare that says that coverage of re-existing conditions will be affordable.
Example is my wife and I. she has a heart issue that is controlled with medication. I am obese, type 2 diabetic with high blood pressure, all of which is controlled with medication and diet.
However, the CHEAPEST Obamacare plan we could find would cost now cost us nearly $1,000 a month and that still has a $4,000 deductible and will only pay up to 80% of ‘covered’ expenses.
We don’t have an extra $1,000 a month for a policy that will end up costing us $16,000 out of pocket BEFORE it begins to take effect.
Democrats don’t tell you that on their campaign commercials.
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