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Monday, December 31, 2018

Joe Donnelly: Democrats 'start losing the people' in the Midwest when they talk about 'Medicare For All'

Outgoing Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., offered a reality check to his party as some Democrats implore possible 2020 presidential candidates to adopt policy positions further to the Left in order to gin up the base.

"The talk on the coasts just doesn't get it done in the middle," Donnelly, who lost his re-election bid last month to Republican Sen.-elect Mike Braun, told CNN Friday.

Donnelly, a one-term senator who was defeated by more than double-digits thanks in part to President Trump's multiple visits to Indiana in the closing weeks of the campaign, warned that he didn't see a Democratic pathway to the White House without the Midwest. He also reminded his colleagues that "who wins the primary is not necessarily the best person in a general election," while refusing to name a specific candidate he believed could oust Trump.


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