Sure, Joe Donnelly’s district went twice for George W. Bush and is rated R+2 by Cook Political Report. But in 2008 Obama won Donnelly’s South Bend district with 54% of the vote and Donnelly himself won a sophomore term with 67%. All freshmen and sophomores are nervous and many are distancing themselves from their leadership and their President. But, in this TV ad, Donnelly takes distance to a new level. The ad talks about immigration reform and how he’s against amnesty, “because nobody should ever be awarded for breaking the law,” he says. “That may not be what the Washington crowd wants, but I don’t work for them, I work for you.” As he says “Washington crowd” the camera pans left on a photo figuring most prominently President Obama on the right, then Speaker Pelosi, and way in the back House Minority Leader John Boehner.