U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly is getting ready for a second run for the office.
Donnelly announced Friday that he was hiring Peter Hanscom, a veteran of several statewide Democratic campaigns and bipartisan issue campaigns in Indiana, to serve as campaign manager for his 2018 reelection bid.
“I am running for reelection in 2018 so I can continue working non-stop on behalf of Indiana families. With Peter’s leadership, I am confident we will be successful in this effort. Peter has a tireless work ethic, possesses Hoosier common sense, and has years of experience working on bipartisan issue campaigns and Democratic statewide elections. He has organized, managed, and communicated on civil rights issues and many of the challenges facing Indiana working- and middle-class families. I look forward to working with him in the months ahead,” Donnelly said.
Hanscom was most recently the campaign manager for the Indiana Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, previously serving as the Indiana state director for Hillary for America and deputy campaign manager for Freedom Indiana, a statewide bipartisan coalition that successfully derailed a constitutional amendment referendum campaign banning gay marriage and civil unions. Hanscom also served as initiative director for Indiana Competes, a business coalition calling for non-discrimination protections for LGBT Hoosiers in employment, housing, and public accommodations; outreach director for U.S. Senator Donnelly; executive director for the Indiana Democratic House Caucus; and political director for Indiana Democratic Party during the 2012 cycle.