Report: Senator Profits From Outsourcing He Denounces

Indiana’s senior Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly has profited from a family business that outsources labor to Mexico despite his reputation of hard rhetoric against such practices, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Donnelly spoke out last year against Indiana-based manufacturer Carrier Corp. for its outsourcing to Mexico—accusing it of exploiting cheap labor under free-trade rules. But the AP revealed that, for more than a year, his family’s arts-and-crafts business and its subsidiaries “have been shipping thousands of pounds of raw materials to Mexico, where the company has a factory that produces ink pads and other supplies.” Donnelly’s brother runs the company, Stewart Superior Corp., but the senator disclosed this year that he owns as much as $50,000 in company stock and reporting earning as much as that figure in 2016 alone.