Indiana: Harry Reid Fundraising for Joe Donnelly

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (above) will host a fundraising event for Indiana Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly in his Senate bid. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Joe Donnelly’s (D) Senate campaign will have some fundraising help from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) next month.

The Senate’s top Democrat will host his first event for Donnelly on June 6 in Washington, D.C., according to the candidate’s campaign.

Donnelly will likely welcome the help, given the fight ahead of him. He faces the newly minted GOP nominee, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, this November.

Roll Call rates this race as Leans Republican, but Democrats contend it is competitive. Donnelly released an internal poll last week showing him tied with Mourdock at 40 percent in early May.

No independent polls of the race have been released since Mourdock defeated six-term Sen. Dick Lugar in the Republican primary earlier this month.

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