Rep. Braun continues trend of hiding from Hoosier voters; held as many fundraising events in Washington, D.C. as publicly known events in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Braun made only two publicly-known appearance in Indiana this work week – holding as many fundraising events in Washington, D.C. as events in the state he hopes to represent and continuing his trend of hiding from Hoosier voters.
Rep. Braun held only two publicly-known event in Indiana this week – including a fundraiser with wealthy GOP donors at a country club in Indianapolis. His continued focus on the GOP donor class is noticeable, as three of his four appearances this week were at fundraisers, including two in Washington. It’s a reminder of his campaign in June, when he was criticized for holding more out-of-state fundraisers in Washington and Beverly Hills than publicly-known campaign events in Indiana.
Rep. Braun’s lackadaisical schedule is striking considering he claimed he was quitting the Statehouse early last year to spend all his time campaigning for Senate. He has disappeared from the campaign trail for long stretches and has put more effort into wooing Washington donors than talking with the voters he hopes to represent. Even when he does appear in public, it’s often to participate in a larger civic event rather than holding a standalone event focused primarily on why he’s running to represent Hoosiers in the U.S. Senate. In contrast, his opponent has been noted for his tireless efforts on behalf of Hoosiers in the Senate, yet still finds time to campaign every week in Indiana.
“Rep. Braun simply doesn’t seem to care about hearing from the majority of Hoosier voters, and only shows up to make an appearance if they’re willing to cut him a check,” said Michael Feldman, spokesman for the Indiana Democratic Party. “Rep. Braun abandoned his job in the Statehouse so he could hit the campaign trail – but after only making two appearances this week, it’s clear this supposed ‘outsider’ is more interested in collecting checks than in meeting Hoosier voters.”