Donnelly loses treasurer over Planned Parenthood vote

Joe Donnelly
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, then-Indiana Democratic Senate candidate, now. Sen. Joe Donnelly thanks supporters at an election night celebration in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly has lost his campaign treasurer after he was one of only two Democrats to vote with Republicans in an unsuccessful effort to strip Planned Parenthood federal funding.

Former Lt. Gov. Kathy Davis said Wednesday that she resigned from the volunteer post because of Donnelly’s vote on the measure Monday that would have cost Planned Parenthood more than $500 million in federal funding it receives each year.

Donnelly campaign finance director Kelly Norton says in a statement that the first-term senator “is deeply appreciative” to Davis for her work.

Donnelly said in a statement that he couldn’t support federal funding for Planned Parenthood until it was clear that all of its clinics are complying with federal and state laws regarding medical use of fetal tissues. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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