Braun Holds Donnelly Accountable Amid Democrat Obstruction

ZIONSVILLE, IN – Today, Mike Braun released a new TV ad, “Doer”, contrasting Braun’s record of creating hundreds of good-paying American jobs with career politician Joe Donnelly’s record of profiting from outsourcing jobs to Mexico while getting nothing done for Hoosiers.

“Mike Braun is a doer: From creating hundreds of American jobs, to offering his employees nearly double the minimum wage starting out and affordable, stable healthcare, Mike Braun gets things done for Hoosier families,” said Mike Braun spokesman Josh Kelley. “Braun’s doer record is a stark contrast to career politician Senator Donnelly, the least effective Democrat in the Senate, who profits from his family business outsourcing Hoosier jobs to Mexico and consistently votes against doers like Mike Braun.”

Click here to watch “Doer”:

Full transcript of “Doer”:

VO : Indiana’s all about Doers.
Like Mike Braun.
Doing stuff to to create opportunity, so more Doers can do what they do.
Folks in Washington ain’t Doers.
They’re Anti-Doers.
They stop Doers from doing.
Anti-Doer Donnelly shipped jobs to Mexico.
He votes against Doers.
Mike Braun?
He’s a Doer’s-Doer.
High wages. Affordable healthcare. Made in America.
He’ll do it there, so we can do it here.

MB : I’m Mike Braun, a Doer, and I approve this message.


ABC 57 verified that Mike Braun pays his employees nearly double the minimum wage. ““Mike Braun pays nearly double the minimum wage starting out,” said the narrator in one ad. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, minimum wage in the Hoosier state is $7.25/hr, double that would be $14.50/hr. ABC 57 News spent the past few weeks going through Meyer Distributing’s career portal, looking through listings. One of the lowest paying jobs listed was a warehouse operator. That job paid $11/hr, $3.50 less than double the minimum wage. Another was for a sales assistant position that paid up to $12/hour, about $1.50 less than double the minimum wage. But the ad said nearly, not exactly double.” ( ABC 57, 07/23/18)

Braun offers his employees affordable healthcare and recently gave his employees a bonus due to President Trump’s tax cut. “Braun owns and operates a major automobile parts distributor that offers health benefits to its 900 employees. Braun said the firm was able to lower the amount of money employees contribute to their insurance plans after passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Republicans’ $1.3 trillion tax overhaul that included a significant reduction in the corporate rate.” (Washington Examiner, 08/07/18)

In 2017, the Center for Effective Lawmaking Named Senator Donnelly the Least Effective Democrat in the Senate for the 114th Congress (2015-16). (“Find Legislators,” Center For Effective Lawmaking, Accessed 10/4/17)

In July 2017, The Associated Press Reported that Donnelly “Profited From a Family Business that Relies on Mexican Labor to Produce Dye for Ink Pads.” “An Indiana senator railed against Carrier Corp. for moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico last year, even as he profited from a family business that relies on Mexican labor to produce dye for ink pads, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press. Joe Donnelly, considered one of the nation’s most vulnerable Democratic senators up for re-election next year, has long blasted free-trade policies for killing American jobs. He accused Carrier, an air conditioner and furnace maker, of exploiting $3-an-hour workers when it announced plans to wind down operations in Indiana and move to Mexico. However, an arts and crafts business Donnelly’s family has owned for generations is capitalizing on some of the very trade policies — and low-paid foreign labor — the senator has denounced.”(Brian Slodysko, “AP Exclusive: Senator Profits From Outsourcing He Slams,” The Associated Press, 7/13/17)

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