Kamala Harris makes fundraising pitch for Joe Donnelly

October 4, 2018 GMT

Sen. Kamala Harris of California is pleading with voters to chip in money to help defend Sen. Joe Donnelly, the vulnerable Indiana Democrat who has come under fire for coming out against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Mrs. Harris, a likely 2020 presidential contender, said Democrats must do everything they can to thwart the Kavanaugh nomination and that means standing shoulder to shoulder with Mr. Donnelly in his race against businessman Mike Braun.

“My colleague Joe Donnelly is in one of the closest re-election campaigns in the country, and he’s facing an obscene amount of attacks from Mitch McConnell’s rich megadonors,” she said in a fundraising email blast. “Despite that, he announced his opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination late last week and is standing with us in this fight.”


“Joe needs to know we’ve got his back because of it,” she said, before requesting donations. “Joe’s race is within the margin of error in every poll meaning your support could be the difference.”