Â 02/10/12Â Focusing on his record of fighting for Hoosier jobs, Joe Donnellyâ€™s campaign for U.S. Senate filed his declaration of candidacy Wednesday, along with 8,670 certified petition signatures from Hoosiers in every corner of Indiana.
â€śIâ€™m honored to have gathered such a large number of signatures from Hoosiers across the state because it is past time they had a senator focused on what is most important to them: jobs,â€ť said Donnelly. Â â€śI will continue to travel our state from end to end, corner to corner, listening to the hardworking men and women who want their voices heard in the U.S. Senate. Â It does not matter who my Republican opponent is come the fall because both candidates hold positions that have and would continue to ship Hoosier jobs overseas. Â When faced with an economic climate like ours, the people of Indiana deserve someone who will put their livelihoods first.â€ť
Candidates for U.S. Senate in Indiana must collect the signatures of 500 registered voters in each of the stateâ€™s nine congressional districts in order to appear on the primary election ballot in May. Â The 2012 deadline for submitting a declaration of candidacy and the requisite number of signatures is Friday, February 10th.