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Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)

Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Ind. Senate, 1990; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2004; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-13; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Born: Sept. 29, 1955; Queens, N.Y.
Residence: Granger
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Jill Donnelly; two children
Education: U. of Notre Dame, B.A. 1977; U. of Notre Dame, J.D. 1981
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities, Risk Management & Trade - Ranking Member; Livestock, Marketing & Agriculture Security; Rural Development & Energy); Armed Services (Airland; Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Strategic Forces - Ranking Member); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Special Aging

Election History
2012generalJoe Donnelly (D) 1,281,18150.0
Richard Mourdock (R) 1,133,62144.3
Andy Horning (LIBERT) 145,2825.7
James Johnson (WPL) 150.0
Amy Willis (I) 30.0
2010generalJoe Donnelly (D) 91,34148.2
Jackie Walorski (R) 88,80346.8
Mark Vogel (LIBERT) 9,4475.0
2008generalJoe Donnelly (D) 187,41667.1
Luke Puckett (R) 84,45530.2
Mark Vogel (LIBERT) 7,4752.7
2006generalJoe Donnelly (D) 103,56154.0
Chris Chocola (R) 88,30046.0
2004generalChris Chocola (R) 140,49654.2
Joe Donnelly (D) 115,51344.5
Douglas Barnes (LIBERT) 3,3461.3
Roll Call Vitals


Indiana is 42nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Sen. Joe Donnelly has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.