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According to this article, one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the U.S. Senate was caught acting like a corrupt, two-faced politician. According to the AP’s article, “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.”

What’s worse is that Peter Hanscom, his campaign manager issued one of the shoddiest statements in recent political history when he said “Joe is proud to support good companies that create quality Hoosier jobs, including Stewart Superior. Throughout his career, Joe Donnelly has always fought for a level playing field for the American worker, including a renegotiation of NAFTA, and he will continue to do so.”

Let’s rewrite that statement so that it’s honest. To be honest, it should say “Throughout his career, Joe Donnelly has frequently fought for a level playing field for the American worker, including a renegotiation of NAFTA, and he will continue to do so.”

Sen. Donnelly might have substantial union support but he doesn’t have their support on this.

“What you are creating is poverty, because the jobs they are creating are very poor jobs. You have very poor salaries. You have poor quality of life. It’s not good for America and it’s not good for Mexico,” said Ruelas-Gossi, a critic of these types of policies who has taught at the University of Miami School of Business and has written about Latin trade issues for Harvard Business Review.

Sen. Donnelly’s uphill fight just got a little steeper.

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