Collin Peterson took time off from his own re-election effort to help out Indiana Senate hopeful Joe Donnelly.
Peterson, a Democrat who represents the 7th District, campaigned with Donnelly at a winery in Plainfield, IN on Tuesday afternoon. Peterson spokeswoman Allison Myhre says the congressman campaigned on the House Republicans’ failure to pass a farm bill this session, an important issue in heavily rural Indiana.
Donnelly, who’s in his third term in the U.S. House, is a member of Blue Dog coalition of conservative Democrats that Peterson helped found. Donnelly is in a tight race for an open U.S. Senate seat against Republican Richard Mourdock