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President Trump makes final push for Mike Braun in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- President Donald Trump was back in the Hoosier State Monday to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun.

The rally in Fort Wayne was held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. President Trump began speaking shortly after 6:15 p.m.

Along with Braun, the President brought out his daughter Ivanka, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Kellyanne Conway.

The rally comes just days after Trump campaigned for Braun in Southport on Friday. The candidate is running against Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly.

Trump said Donnelly, a first-term senator, was ineffective and referred to him as "Sleepy Joe." While Donnelly has sought to highlight his cooperation with Trump on issues such as immigration, he voted against last year's tax cuts and this year voted against Trump's choice of Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

"I hope President Trump will return next year so that I can welcome him back to Indiana after I'm re-elected on Tuesday," Donnelly said.

The final push comes as more than 30 million Americans have already cast ballots for Tuesday's midterm elections. The White House revealed Friday that Trump and first lady Melania Trump have already voted.

Below is Sen. Joe Donnelly's statement in response to Monday night's rally:

"While President Trump rallied in Fort Wayne, our coordinated campaign knocked on tens of thousands of doors, called hundreds of thousands of Hoosier voters, and texted countless more supporters to remind them to vote. We'd like to thank the president for keeping thousands of committed Braun supporters off the phones and doors the night before the election. In an election this close, every little bit helps."

Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody issued this statement:

“Rep. Braun made clear again tonight that he’s not interested in serving Hoosiers, just in advancing the same disastrous policies supported by his party leaders. He’d help President Trump take away health care for 1.1 million Hoosiers under 65 with pre-existing conditions, help Mitch McConnell slash Medicare and Social Security, and he’d help himself by passing more tax cuts that help the wealthiest Americans at the expense of working families. Tomorrow, Hoosiers will send a message and keep Rep. Braun far away from the U.S. Senate.”

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