FORMER GOSHEN MAYOR ALLAN KAUFFMAN ENDORSES MEL HALL
GOSHEN, Ind. – Second District Democratic Congressional Candidate Mel Hall announced today that former four-term Mayor of the City of Goshen Allan Kauffman endorsed his campaign.
“As a minister, Mel chose to be placed in the most challenged neighborhoods in Detroit, where he worked seven years improving the lives of people much less fortunate than most of us. As CEO, Mel successfully built Press Ganey from about 30 employees to 800,” Kauffman said. “I am enthusiastic in my support for Mel Hall in this primary election not only because I believe he has the best chance to win in November, but also because of the life he has led up to now.”
“I’m honored to have Mayor Kauffman on my team,” said Hall. “He brought folks from all backgrounds together in Goshen, and under his leadership the city thrived. Mayor Kauffman knows what it takes to be an effective representative and I am thrilled to have him on board.”
This endorsement follows the launch of the Hall campaign’s first two television ads, Jill Long Thompson’s endorsement, and the United Steelworkers endorsement. Hall continues to campaign in all ten counties, where voters are responding to his commitment to protecting Social Security and Medicare, ensuring all Hoosiers have access to quality and affordable health care, and fighting for good-paying jobs.
IN-02: Healthcare executive Mel Hall is up with his second TV spot ahead of the May 8 Democratic primary to face GOP Rep. Jackie Walorski. Hall tells an audience, “When the president and the Congress repealed healthcare, they celebrated,” adding that “26,000 people in this district were kicked off of healthcare. That’s not something you celebrate.” Hall then calls for protecting people with preexisting conditions and lowering drug prices.
Several other Democrats filed to run here, and only one other candidate had more than $30,000 in the bank at the end of March. But businessman Yatish Joshi, who has almost entirely self-funded his campaign, only had $89,000 on-hand, considerably less than the $445,000 that Hall had available. (Hall has self-funded a little less than half of his campaign so far.) Walorski ended the month with $1.06 million on-hand in this 59-36 Trump seat.
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April 17, 2018
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HALL CAMPAIGN RELEASES SECOND IN-DISTRICT TV AD
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Mel Hall for Congress campaign began airing “Let’s Get It Done” today, a 30-second TV ad. In the ad, Hall outlines his vision for ensuring all Hoosiers have access to quality, reliable, and affordable health care.
“High quality health care is every American’s right,” Hall says in the ad. “We need to protect those with pre-existing conditions. We need to ensure that drug prices come down. Let’s stand together and get this done.”
This new ad follows the successful launch of the Hall campaign’s first TV ad, “Difference,” that began airing two weeks ago. Hoosiers continue to respond to Hall’s commitment to improve the Affordable Care Act, protect Social Security and Medicare, and grow good-paying jobs.
FORMER INDIANA CONGRESSWOMAN JILL LONG THOMPSON ENDORSES MEL HALL
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Second District Democratic Congressional Candidate Mel Hall announced that former Congresswoman and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development Jill Long Thompson has endorsed his campaign for Congress in an op-ed she published today.
“Jill Long Thompson proudly represented Hoosiers in Washington. She knows what it takes to grow jobs and fight for working families,” said Hall. “I am honored to receive Jill’s endorsement, and I look forward to continuing her legacy of accountable leadership in Congress.”
“Mel will be a champion for working families in the 2nd District,” said Thompson. “Mel will work tirelessly in Congress to find common-sense solutions to the problems we face. I am honored to endorse Mel to represent Indiana’s Second Congressional District.”
Thompson is one of only two Democratic women in Indiana to win a seat in Congress. As a three-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Thompson earned a reputation as both a consensus builder and a fighter for working families, protecting investments in education, Medicare, and Social Security.
This endorsement comes on the heels of Hall’s first in-district TV ad and his endorsement by the United Steelworkers.
You can read Thompson’s op-ed endorsing Hall here.
Compromise is not a four-letter word. That’s something I learned all too well representing a Republican-leaning district in Congress for three terms in northern Indiana.
To be an effective representative and enact real change in our nation’s capital, one has to steer clear of partisan bickering (inside and outside our big Democratic tent). An authentic member of Congress keeps a true understanding of the issues facing all people and works tirelessly to make things better.
And we can do better.
That’s why I’m honored to endorse Mel Hall to represent Indiana’s 2nd District in Congress.
Mel has truly lived a life of service — from the farm to the pulpit to Press Ganey in South Bend — and I know he will make a great congressman for our district.
For Mel, public service is not about scoring cheap political points or winning elections. It’s about doing what’s right for people in our communities. It’s about working together to find solutions to the problems we face as a country.
It’s about getting things done. That’s what people expect. And that’s what Mel’s done his whole life.
Mel will always protect Social Security and Medicare, fight for working class families, and work to ensure everyone gets a fair shot at living a life of liberty.
With his experience in health care, Mel will focus on improving the Affordable Care Act because he knows that good care is a right through all phases of life.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Mel Hall for Congress campaign began airing “Difference” today, a
60-second TV ad. The ad highlights Hall’s life of service as well as his message of growing
good-paying jobs, protecting health care, and his push for accountable representation.
“I knew I wanted my life to make a difference,” Hall said. “I’m running for Congress because
people across the Second District deserve a representative who fights for them. Every day I
travel the District talking to voters about the issues that matter most to them and their families.”
This new ad follows the successful run of the campaign’s first digital ad, “Unexpected,” which
ran online earlier this year. Hall continues to campaign full time in all ten counties of the Second
District. Voters are responding to his commitment to protect Social Security and Medicare, grow
good-paying Hoosier jobs, and fight for working class families.
The ad can be viewed here.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Democratic Congressional candidate Mel Hall says his campaign has been endorsed by the United Steelworkers.The USW is the largest industrial union in the U.S.
Hall hopes to face Republican incumbent Jackie Walorski this fall.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Steelworkers,” Hall said in a statement. “Hoosiers deserve better than Jackie Walorski, a politician who has forgotten where she comes from and who she represents. I’m proud to stand with the thousands of hardworking men and women of the United Steelworkers in the 2nd District.”
Hall says his campaign will continue to push the issues of good-paying jobs, accountable representation, and protecting health care.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Second District Democratic Congressional Candidate Mel Hall
announced today that he has been endorsed by the United Steelworkers (USW), the largest
industrial labor union in the United States.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Steelworkers,” said Hall. “Hoosiers deserve
better than Jackie Walorski, a politician who has forgotten where she comes from and who she
represents. I’m proud to stand with the thousands of hardworking men and women of the United
Steelworkers in the 2nd District.”
“Mel Hall will be a fighter for all working families of Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District.
Jackie Walorski, Mel’s opponent, votes with Speaker Paul Ryan 98% of the time. She is a puppet
to the powerbrokers of Washington, D.C. Jackie has deserted the working people of Indiana’s
2nd Congressional District. With Mel Hall in Congress we will finally have a strong voice of
reason that represents the whole Congressional District 100% of the time. That is why the United
Steelworkers are proud to endorse Mel Hall for Congress.” Mike Millsap, USW District 7
There are thousands of Steelworkers in Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District. Hall continues to
campaign in all ten counties of the District and Hoosier voters are responding to his experience
creating good-paying jobs, his push for accountable representation, and his plans to protect
A special U.S. Congress election won by a Democrat in Pennsylvania has given Mel Hall, a Democratic candidate for Indiana’s Second U.S. House District, an enhanced sense of hopefulness and confidence as the May 8 primary nears.
Hall is one of six candidates on the Democrat ballot.
Democrat Conor Lamb won the Pennsylvania’s 18th District’s special election over Republican Rick Saccone by a slim margin in a district won by President Donald Trump by 20 points.
Indiana’s Second District was also won by Trump by 20 points.
During a meeting with The Paper staff Thursday, March 15, Hall said Lamb was successful because he focused on economics, healthcare and what Democrats are for.
“(Lamb) worked really hard,” Hall said. “And, I don’t think there is any substitute in any line of work, whether it’s farming or newspaper writing or editing, or starting and running a business – there’s no substitute for hard work. That’s what we’re doing. We do this full time.
Mel Hall lanza su propuesta para representar a Hoosiers en el Congreso
Por Gabriel Hernández
El sábado 3 de marzo del 2018, Mel Hall se reunió en Chicos Restaurant, en la ciudad de South Bend, Indiana, para hablar sobre su propuesta de campaña en su viaje para obtener un puesto en el Congreso de Estados Unidos. A la reunión se dieron cita diferentes personas de la comunidad Hispana. Benito Salazar, líder comunitario en South Bend, ofreció unas palabras al público para presentar al candidato al Congreso.