RNC Chair weighs in on Indiana U.S. Senate race
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — the Republican Party is focusing its efforts on the Hoosier state as Indiana’s U.S. Senate race is one to watch in November’s general elections.
Considering President Donald Trump won the state by nearly 19 points in 2016, and Vice President Mike Pence is the former governor, RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel believes Indiana could lead the Republican Party’s version of a political wave in the fall.
“Indiana is going to be ground zero for us expanding our majority in the senate,” said McDaniel. “The president needs more help, we have a very slim majority right now and Joe Donnelly is not someone who is going to support President Trump’s agenda so we want to send him home and bring Mike Braun to the senate.”
Big name Republicans are lighting a fire under their base and it looks like Indiana is in the hot seat.
“The party that’s better able to identify their likely voters and especially their voters that don’t typically vote in midterms is going to win,” said McDaniel.
McDaniel left the nation’s capital to galvanize voters downstate in Evansville in the hopes that 51 seat majority the GOP has in the U.S. Senate could grow by at least one more after the Hoosier state’s election.
And she’s not the only national figure looking to give this state’s GOP party an edge.
They’re also expecting help from the vice president and others in the White House.
“He wants to make sure more than anybody that we have a Republican senator from Indiana coming to help him in the senate along with Todd Young,” said McDaniel.