CHURUBUSCO – Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., stressed unity and job growth in his first joint appearance with Richard Mourdock since the state treasurer defeated Sen. Richard Lugar in the Republican primary.
Coats and Mourdock toured C&A Tool in Churubusco before providing a joint front in attacking President Obama’s national health-care law and Rep. Joe Donnelly’s support of it. Donnelly faces Mourdock in the U.S. Senate race this fall.
The two Republicans specifically targeted part of the plan that will impose a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices to help pay for health care. The tax was called “job killing” by both Coats and Mourdock.
The event was the first time the two men have hit the campaign trail together since Mourdock trounced Lugar in the Republican primary. Coats said he will be doing everything he can to help get Mourdock elected this fall.
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