INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Multimillionaire Mike Braun has blamed what he calls career politicians for outsourcing good-paying jobs overseas, while pledging he’ll help bring them back.
Yet when it comes to the U.S. Senate candidate’s own business empire, The Associated Press has found his record falls far short of his campaign rhetoric.
The AP found the former Indiana state representative’s national auto parts distribution company imports goods from the same overseas countries he has criticized for taking American jobs. And some workers have sued, claiming long hours and unsafe working conditions.
Braun is locked in a bitter Republican primary with two congressmen for the right to challenge Democrat Joe Donnelly.
Campaign spokesman Josh Kelley says Braun tries to distribute American-made goods but faces profitability challenges in a global economy.