GOP rep tries to tie Dem senator to Kaepernick in new ad

Rep. Todd RokitaTheodore (Todd) Edward RokitaFive things lawmakers want attached to the trillion funding bill GOP rep tries to tie Dem senator to Kaepernick in new ad Koch-backed group launches ads against red-state Dems who opposed tax bill MORE (R-Ind.) tries to tie Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Overnight Defense: Senate sides with Trump on military role in Yemen | Dem vets push for new war authorization on Iraq anniversary | General says time isn't 'right' for space corps Senate sides with Trump on providing Saudi military support MORE (D-Ind.) to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump can save Republicans and restore sanity to California in 2018 Breitbart News denies readership drop, alt-right label Mellman: The next war MORE and NFL quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick in a new television ad that throws red meat to the GOP base. 
"The liberal elites disrespect our flag and the sacrifices of our soldiers. They riot in our streets and attack our police," the ad's narrator says.
"Welfare dependency, open borders, amnesty — it must stop."
Rokita then appears on screen to tout his support of President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse expected to vote on omnibus Thursday afternoon House passes 'right to try' drug bill Spending bill rejects Trump’s proposed EPA cut MORE, another key issue in the race. Rokita has backing from some of Trump's Indiana campaign hands, while Messer has support from many White House allies including the brother of Vice President Pence, himself a former governor of the state.
"I'm Todd Rokita and I'm running for Senate to fight the politically correct politicians. I'm pro-life, pro-gun, and pro-Trump," Rokita says.
"It is time to build the wall, make English our official language, and put America first."
The ad's hard-charging approach is indicative of Rokita's approach to the race, attacking his opponents on multiple occasions. Messer has tried to keep the focus on Donnelly in his campaign messaging, while Braun has criticized both candidates as insiders.