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Donnelly supports Gorsuch nomination to Supreme Court

April 3, 2017

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly says he'll support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Donnelly announced his support for the nomination by President Donald Trump on Sunday, calling Gorsuch "a qualified jurist who will base his decisions on his understanding of the law and is well-respected among his peers."

Donnelly faces a tough re-election battle next year. His support for Gorsuch joins that of two other moderate Democrats who are up for re-election in states Trump won: Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.

The 49-year-old Gorsuch has served more than a decade as a federal appeals court judge based in Denver.

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