GARY, Ind. | Obama praises Donnelly, says voters don’t want ‘a yes man’

GARY, Ind. | Obama praises Donnelly, says voters don’t want ‘a yes man’

GARY, Ind.— Former President Barack Obama praised Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly on Sunday for being willing to break with his party, telling a roaring crowd at a rally in the state that “you don’t want just a yes man.”

Donnelly has sounded more like President Donald Trump while trying to persuade voters in the conservative Midwestern state to grant him a second term. He’s angered some Democrats by tacking to the right in recent weeks and embracing some of Trump’s pet priorities, such as building a border wall with Mexico.

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