President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are getting set to bludgeon one of the most vulnerable Democratic senators up for reelection in the coming weeks, hitting the campaign trail to stump for Mike Braun, the Republican nominee in IN tasked with unseating incumbent Sen. Mike Braun, a businessman and former state representative who cast himself as an outsider in the GOP primaries, will face Donnelly in November, after winning Tuesday's primary.
The report also says the Senate is approving Trump's nominees at a "breakneck pace" meant to change the nature of the federal judiciary.
As the president prepares to take the stage Thursday, The IndyStar reports activists are gathering to wage protests against his appearance.
Donnelly's Campaign Manager Peter Hanscom said in a statement that they welcome a challenge from Trump and Pence, noting that Donnelly is an independent who often votes with Republicans. Mr. Trump also touted the unemployment rates for women.
Trump's political advisers chose to hold the rally in the heart of Donnelly's political base.
And Mr. Trump has already called the upset victor of Tuesday's Republican senate primary.
Donnelly says it's his job as a senator to "do everything I can to make the decision work", and says he'll continue working in the Armed Services Committee to keep Iran from meddling in Syria.
He spoke last week to the National Rifle Association in Dallas.
"It's just been a fantastic experience and it's been a dream come true at least for me because I've always wanted to be able to see the president", Belk said. "I believe this year, those Senate races are the most important political contest for the future of the country", said Elkhart County Republican Party Chairman Dan Holtz.
The president also set his sights on his reelection campaign.
A key to Trump's message will be energizing low-propensity Republican voters in 2018, many of whom turned out for the first time in years to vote for him.
"Every candidate that we wanted won, and they did very well", Trump said Wednesday.