Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyTrump for the final episode with eleven rallies in six days. Survey: Senate candidates split less than 3 points in Florida, Arizona, and Indiana Election Countdown: Last glimpse of the highlights of fundraiser Cook moves Menendez to the race | Missouri Senate Debate O & Rourke Fights for Latino Voters | Bloomberg issues big spend for Dem candidate DNC talks in 2020 debates MORE (D-Ind.) And his Republican opponent Mike Brown is in a tough race just a week before the midterm elections, and both used their latest debate Tuesday night to double the central arguments of their respective campaigns.
Donnelly tried to paint himself as a nonpartisan senator he can work with President TrumpDonald John TrumpPittsburgh Mayor: Our priority is funerals, not Trump's visit. Trump says he'll answer "some" of Müller's questions. Trump: "Dishonest" to say that I called all the media MORE than the "enemy of the people"while Brown re-established himself as an "outsider" businessman who knows how to achieve something in the real world.
The debate, which took place in Indianapolis, the state capital, focused mainly on healthcare, immigration and public debt.
Here are five souvenirs from the final debate in the Indiana Senate.
Both candidates continued to join Trump
Both Brown and Donnelly have continued to connect with Trump, as in the first debate.
Donnelly, a vulnerable Democrat in a state that Trump won in 2016, formulated his ties to the president as evidence of his bipartisan tendencies.
He repeatedly announced his support for Trump's signature wall and the fact that Trump knocked him on to help a bipartisan group of lawmakers create an immigration bill.
"I was part of the group that the president asked to put legislation together," Donnelly said. "I was one of the 10 Democrats who worked with the President on it."
"Every time I passed 50 laws with a Republican partner, Mike can not even name a single Democrat to work with," he added later.
Meanwhile, Brown praised the president's policies, including Trump's warm relations with Saudi Arabia, his decision to leave the nuclear era of the Obama era, and his anti-immigration policies.
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He later said that the US spent "many years neglecting border security."
"Thankfully, we're finally taking care of it," Braun added.
A core of the Indiana businessman's campaign is based on his status as an outsider. He said almost a dozen times during the debate that he was ready to stand up to Washington because he could bring perspective from the "real world," and the announcement that Trump's presidential campaign will be repeated in 2016.
Braun encouraged viewers to vote for "a guy like me who did it in the real world."
Both candidates are open to the termination of the first-birth entitlement
Candidates across the country had difficulty picking the right tone throughout the day by asking the question that President Trump would terminate the first-birth entitlement for children of non-citizens.
Braun and Donnelly were no exception, although both expressed an openness to the review of laws that would override the law.
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Donnelly responded by stressing that he believes that the issue should be addressed by Congress.
"I hear you say that Lindsey Graham will bring the legislation," Donnelly said. "We have to look at this legislation."
He noted that the 14th amendment is still the law of the country.
Brown tried to turn around and argued for a few minutes to discuss his support for Trump's strict immigration policy, but the moderator repeated the question.
"I'll wait and see what the discussion is," he finally said. "It will be something that I look at. I will not say if I support it or not. "
Donnelly binds Braun to the claim reform
Donnelly tried to tie Braun to the recent comments of the majority leader in the Senate Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems warns that the party announcement Punch-GOP is missing, Dems offer sharply divergent final arguments for interludes Rosendale argues for cash, while Tester takes more money under control (R-Ky.) Have talked about reforming social security and health care to lower public debt.
The Democrats have taken up these remarks in their campaigns, arguing that Republicans want to cut their claims while granting tax breaks to the rich.
"[Braun] supports a tax cut by Mitch McConnell – $ 2 trillion in debt – and they are now looking for Social Security and Medicare, "said Donnelly.
"Mike is after your health care, your social security and your Medicare. That's what this election is about. "
Democrats have long argued that the tax reform plan of GOP would lead to a reduction in claims.
When McConnell said in interviews earlier this month that claims "are the real debtors," the Democrats crashed and brought up another point of discussion just weeks before the election.
Party leaders urged Democrats to base their campaign on this message and warn voters that Republicans would curtail their rights if they kept both houses in the middle of the day.
Braun has not responded directly to Donnelly's comments on claims, but Republicans have accused Democrats of misidentifying McConnell's comments.
In McConnell's interview with Bloomberg, McConnell said claim reform was difficult under a "unified government," that is, while Republicans controlled Congress and the White House.
Different answers to Saudi Arabia
Donnelly reiterated his position that the US should stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia "until we know what happened" to kill the Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi.
Khashoggi joined the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month to obtain paperwork for his marriage and is believed to have been murdered at the scene.
"The following is clear: The Saudis have murdered a journalist who is simply trying to get information about what's going on," said Donnelly.
"I said we should temporarily stop the sale until we know what happened."
But Trump has said that the US will not do that and lose billions of dollars on investment.
Braun sided with Trump and said that the president had "come early" in the matter.
"I support his leadership and how he will deal with the Saudis."
Brown, who portrays himself as a mainstream Republican, was far more forgiving to Trump than Congressional Republicans, who say the president must hit the Saudis much harder.
The libertarian candidate announced positions outside the mainstream
The libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton warned off-mainstream positions. However, she also got the heartiest laugh and produced some of the most memorable moments.
Recent polls have shown Brenton single-digit surveys, which could be enough for them to play spoilers in tight-knit races.
Brenton quickly mentioned that she is the mother of ten children, especially when it comes to contraceptives.
"I have ten children," she said after the facilitator asked if the candidates supported free or low-cost contraceptives. "So I'm very interested in the idea of contraceptives," she added, to make the audience laugh.
"Are there any days when I want it to be retroactive if they did not do the dishes?" She joked. "Probably."
At another point, she called herself a survivor of sexual assault. She said the subject was personal to her and said that she also "had my moment with me" without going into it.
In a particularly passionate response, she also said "we must abolish the Federal Reserve" and demanded that US interest payments on federal debt should be rejected.