The Senate National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) surprised Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly (Ind.) with a mariachi band at one of his recent campaign stops.
The reason? It was revealed recently that his family does business in Mexico.
The Hill reported:
“Republicans have taken to calling Donnelly “Mexico Joe” over a report last month that his family’s arts and crafts company, Stewart Superior Corp., manufactures some of its products in Mexico. Donnelly announced shortly after the report that he was selling his stock in the company.
Donnelly is among the most vulnerable Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2018, running in a state that President Trump by nearly 20 percentage points.
‘Joe Donnelly can try to make Hoosiers forget about his family business’s outsourcing controversy,’ a National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman said in a statement quoted by Washington Examiner, ‘but we’ll make sure it’s the first thing on voters’ minds when they head to the polls in 2018.’
Donnelly has long been a critic of free trade agreements and job outsourcing, and was among the most vocal critics of the air conditioning manufacturer Carrier’s decision to move some of its production to Mexico. But Republicans are hoping to portray him as soft on outsourcing by highlighting his family’s company.”
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Mexico Joe is going to have a hard time getting reelected in 2018!