Donnelly flying with Trump to Indiana for speech

Published: Sep. 26, 2017 at 5:08 PM EDT
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The Latest on President Donald Trump's planned visit to Indiana on Wednesday (all times local):

4:50 p.m.

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly will fly home to Indiana aboard Air Force One with President Donald Trump to catch his speech pitching the Republican federal tax overhaul plan.

Trump is supposed to outline his ideas at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Donnelly said in a statement Tuesday that he will be joining the president to travel from Washington to Indianapolis for the speech.

He is considered one of the most vulnerable Democratic senators up for re-election in 2018. The flight with the president is just the latest in a White House campaign seeking to pressure and entice Donnelly into supporting the GOP effort.


3:15 p.m.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will not attend President Donald Trump's speech in Indianapolis this week.

Trump is set to appear Wednesday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds to promote a GOP-led federal tax overhaul effort. But Holcomb said in a statement Tuesday that he has a prior commitment preventing him from going.

Instead the Republican governor will be at a Naval Seal Foundation event. Holcomb, who served in the Navy, says the round table and annual dinner in Chicago has been on his schedule for months.

But Holcomb says he looks forward to hearing Trump's remarks.

He also praised Republican efforts to change the tax code.

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9/26/2017 4:57:50 PM (GMT -4:00)