Sunday, August 30, 2015
Special Interest Group Running Ads Attacking Joe Donnelly Over Support Of Iran Deal
We are increasingly seeing outside interest groups airing TV ads seeking to influence our perception of our elected representatives in Congress. A group called the Republican Jewish Coalition is running this hard-hitting ad in the Hoosier State against Sen. Joe Donnelly (D) after he recently announced his support for a deal President Barack Obama reached with Iran over nuclear weapons. The RJC's primary benefactor is billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Anderson. Does anyone recognize any of the people used in this ad? Interestingly, former Sen. Evan Bayh (D) opposes the deal, while former Sen. Richard Lugar (R) supports it. The views of Bayh and Lugar on foreign policy matters while they served together were barely distinguishable. Outside special interest groups are expected to spend tens of millions of dollars next year attempting to influence the outcome of Indiana's open Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Dan Coats (R).