John Mellencamp for senator from Indiana

John Mellencamp is one of the great artists of our age. And John Mellemcamp is one
of the great advocates of small-town America, of the kind of “square deal”
for Americans that Teddy Roosevelt once championed. He is a voice for working people
and a champion of farmers who puts his talent, his body and his money behind his
words. Mellencamp has long been a great champion of the Farm Aid cause and concerts,
along with the extraordinary leadership of his friend and a truly great American,
Willie Nelson.

Indiana has many fine Democrats who would make good Senate candidates, but John
Mellencamp is unique, one of a kind, a voice for the people who believes America
needs a new brand of politics and new kind of leadership in the Senate.

I am not a Hoosier, but I have ties to the state going back to my years working
with Birch Bayh. I believe John Mellencamp would electrify the campaign and electrify
Democrats who want a fighter for working people, farmers, small businesses and small-town
America to have a loud and clear voice in the Senate.

To those working to draft Mellencamp: You are fighting a good and worthy battle
and I hope you succeed. America needs champions of justice and fairness and high
principle in the Senate. John Mellencamp is exactly the kind of leader and voice
our people need to lift the standards of our politics and the spirit of our nation.

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