Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Donnelly Campaign Treasurer Quits Over Planned Parenthood Defunding Vote
Indiana's former Lt. Governor Kathy Davis (D) has resigned her position as campaign treasurer for Sen. Joe Donnelly after he joined just one other Democrat in voting to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding. "Yes, I have left my position as Treasurer for Senator Donnelly's campaign and yes, it is because of his vote to defund Planned Parenthood," Davis said in an email to the Indianapolis Star. Indiana Democrats have been mostly silent about a vote one would have expected more from the conservative Republican candidate Richard Mourdock that Donnelly defeated in 2012, in part, based upon controversial comments he made opposing abortion even in cases of rape, which he made in a debate shortly before election that some thought cost him that election.