INDIANAPOLIS-- Joe Donnelly, Democratic candidate for United States Senate, reached across the aisle to thank Republican Senator Richard Lugar for standing up to the Tea Party on Monday. Lugar called for the House of Representatives to pass the Senate’s version of the Payroll Tax Cut Extension on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports.
“I thank Senator Lugar for reaching across the aisle and standing with me to support this tax cut over the objections of extremists in his party,” said Donnelly. “I said last week that Congress should stay in session through Christmas if that’s what it took to make sure taxes don’t go up on Hoosier families. I’m glad Senator Lugar decided to join me in standing up to the House Republican leadership. This tax cut will help Hoosier families. ”