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Democratic Senate Candidate Donnelly Skips Charlotte

In his political blog, Jim Shella of Indianapolis notes U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly chose to tour a vocational school in Indianapolis instead of attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC this week. Responding to Republican opponent Richard Mourdock’s attack ads aligning him with President Obama, Shella notes it is a good way for Donnelly to distance himself from the president. Says Donnelly, “I’ve got better things to do than go down there. I’ve got a chance to be here in Indiana.” In his exclusive interview with MHProNews, Donnelly did not align himself with Obama when given the opportunity. A longtime supporter of manufactured housing, Donnelly co-sponsored the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act (H.R. 3849) in Jan. 2012. A source suggests to MHProNews that Donnelly was helpful in getting Democrat Sherrod Brown with S. 3484. In response to Mourdock, Donnelly says, “You know if Richard Mourdock wants to run against Barack Obama, he ought to run for President. I’m running for Senator for the state of Indiana so we can create jobs here, create opportunity here and that’s what this election’s about.”

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