It looks like Indiana Republicans won’t be the only ones having a primary fight for the U.S. Senate.
Iraq War Veteran and Highland native Martin Del Rio is announcing a run for Joe Donnelly’s seat o the Democrat side.
In his announcement, Del Rio said Hoosiers need a strong voice representing them in Washington and he would work to unite the country as opposed to divide it.
Del Rio is an Iraq War Veteran who served as an infantryman for eight years in the Indiana Army National Guards historic 76th Infantry Brigade.
He also worked with wounded veterans after his Honorable Discharge as a Wounded Warrior Advocate.
Both the Donnelly campaign and Indiana Democratic Party John Zody both responded to Del Rio’s entry into the race…
“Hoosiers across the state are excited to have a senator like Joe Donnelly who works hard and reaches across the aisle to deliver real results for working families, said Donnelly campaign manager Pete Hanscom. “Joe was proud to earn the endorsement of the Indiana Democratic Party earlier this year, a testament to his commitment of continuing to travel to every corner of Indiana, listening to voters’ concerns, and understanding how he can best keep bringing Hoosier common sense back to the Senate.”
“The Indiana Democratic Party endorsed Joe Donnelly as the Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate earlier this year. In endorsing Joe, the State Central Committee cited his commonsense record in Congress fighting for working Hoosier families, supporting good-paying jobs here in Indiana and protecting access to quality, affordable health care. We’re excited to work hard over the next twelve months to keep Joe in the Senate so he can continue reaching across the aisle to effectively get things done for working Hoosiers, ” Zody said. “We’re grateful to Martin Del Rio for his service to our country, and we hope he continues to find ways to get involved in public service and the political process in the future.’