Ind. Democratic Rep. Donnelly to run for Senate
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly says he's running for the Senate seat currently held by Republican Richard Lugar.
The three-term congressman from South Bend made the announcement Monday in a video posted to his campaign website. Donnelly says in the video that as a senator he would continue fighting to protect American jobs. He also speaks out against what he calls Republican proposals to privatize Social Security and Medicare.
Donnelly is the only Democrat who has entered the race.
Lugar faces a strong challenge from his right by state Treasurer Richard Mourdock for the Republican nomination.