Campaign spokesperson: “Hollingsworth understands the life of a blue collar worker because he employs them across the state”
INDIANAPOLIS – Tennessee Trey Hollingsworth told a Bloomington newspaper that he understands the struggles of everyday Hoosiers. Why? “Because he employs them.”
But this isn’t the first time Tennessee Trey Hollingsworth has been completely tone deaf and out of touch with everyday Hoosiers. Aside from allowing his dad’s PAC to carpetbag television ads during the primary and ditching primary debates, Hollingsworth earlier this month refused to release his tax returns to the public.
“Hoosiers already knew Tennessee Trey was trying to buy the seat, and now they know he’s completely tone deaf to what matters most in their lives. If Tennessee Trey cannot provide any indication that he shares Hoosier values, then why is he running for Congress?” said Drew Anderson, communications director. “But this is who Tennessee Trey is – a millionaire who feels he’s above releasing his tax returns and doing the tough work that’s needed to represent Indiana’s Ninth District. We need Shelli Yoder as our congresswoman.”
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: TENNESSEE TREY UNDERSTANDS HOOSIER MIDDLE CLASS BECAUSE HE EMPLOYS THEM
WISH-TV: “Tennessee Trey’s remarks disqualify him from being a serious candidate for the 9th district,” said Yoder. “It shows his character as a candidate and it could preview how he’d run this office.”
Yoder also demanded again that Hollingsworth release his tax returns.” […]
“Anchor: Did Hollingsworth move to Indiana just to run for Congress? Reporter: There’s quite a bit of evidence that suggests that.”
New Albany News & Tribune: “’Since when does [being] a millionaire put you on the same playing field as the working class?’ Dean Tharp, member of the Iron Workers Local No. 70, said during a press conference. ‘Trey Hollingsworth was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He doesn’t understand the daily struggles of working people let alone working Hoosiers.’
Yoder believes the statement made by her opponent’s campaign manager shows he is out of touch with Indiana residents.
‘Employing the middle class doesn’t mean you understand our values,’ she said. ‘You’ve shown Hoosiers you will have zero empathy to the hard work and struggles we face every day.’”
Howey Politics: “Just three days after calling out Republican Trey Hollingsworth for not releasing his tax returns in a debate Monday, Democrat Shelli Yoder attacked Hollingsworth for a comment made by his campaign manager in an Indiana Daily Student article. Hollingsworth campaign manager, Rachel Jacobs, commented that Hollingsworth understands blue collar workers because he employs them. Joined by the President of the AFL-CIO Brett Voorhies at the Indiana Democrats Indianapolis headquarters, Yoder challenged that Hollingsworth could not possibly understand the Hoosier middle class.”