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Luke Messer: “Time for an adult conversation”

Luke was the adult in the room in first IN Sen debate, focused on Joe Donnelly

INDIANAPOLIS – Luke Messer took aim at the broken U.S. Senate and Democrat Joe Donnelly during the first Senate Republican Primary debate held today in Indianapolis.

“It’s time for an adult conversation. The U.S. Senate is failing the American people, and Joe Donnelly is a big part of the problem,” Messer said. “Joe tells us he’s working with the President, but time and again he votes with Washington liberals to obstruct the Trump agenda. I’m running for U.S. Senate to defeat Joe Donnelly, fight for Indiana’s families and pass the Trump-Pence agenda.”

During tonight’s debate hosted by Americans for Prosperity, Messer called for an end to the 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate that allows Joe Donnelly and his liberal leadership to block the President’s agenda.

“Hoosiers deserve a Senate that does its job, and a Senator who votes with us 100 percent of the time,” Messer said. “As Indiana’s next senator, one of my top priorities will be to end the filibuster, fix the broken U.S. Senate, and move this country forward.”

Messer blasted Donnelly for his votes against the Trump agenda, including his vote to save Obamacare and reject President Trump’s tax cut plan.

“Hoosiers overwhelmingly voted for this President, they want to see his agenda passed and Joe Donnelly is standing in the way when it counts,” Messer said. “Joe Donnelly was the deciding vote to save Obamacare and he voted against the President’s tax cut plan that is delivering more jobs, higher wages and a stronger economy for Hoosiers.”

Throughout the debate, Messer focused on his background and record of results.

“I’m a husband, father and son of a single mother. Growing up I was taught you don’t quit, and I will go the U.S. Senate and make sure it doesn’t quit on Hoosiers,” Messer said. “President Trump needs an ally in the Senate, and Indiana families need a Senator who will fight for them.”

During tonight’s debate, Messer supporters statewide gathered for debate watch parties and phone banks. Earlier today, Messer held a meet & greet with supporters at the Messer campaign field office in Indianapolis.

Just this week Messer won another Senate primary poll, coming in ahead of his opponents by double digits in the latest Indy Politics Political Pulse survey asking who is the best candidate to take on Joe Donnelly. Messer won the Indiana State Republican Party’s U.S. Senate Straw Poll in January.