INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun often refers to his rival, Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, as “Sleepin’ Joe,” but as Donnelly barnstorms the state in a used RV, it’s Braun’s own campaign, that some are now calling “sleepy” that has Republicans worried.
Groups that typically back GOP candidates are sitting on the sidelines. Braun’s recent three-stop “solutions” tour — spread out across three days — was dwarfed by Donnelly’s seven-day, 40-stop trek in August.
Meanwhile, records show Donnelly is outspending Braun by almost double on TV and radio.
The multimillionaire businessman insists he’s winning and says Donnelly is the one who is lackluster.
But Republicans familiar with the race, most of whom spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to offer candid assessments of the contest, say Braun appears to be coasting.