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Senate candidate Joe Donnelly speaks with Evansville veterans

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He fielded questions about the war in Afghanistan and how to get veterans jobs when they're back home. He fielded questions about the war in Afghanistan and how to get veterans jobs when they're back home.

It's the home stretch ahead of next Tuesday's election, and we've seen the political ads, many are from the so-called Super PACs.  

Can these last minute TV spots make a difference?  

PACs and Super PACs can't contribute directly to any political campaign, but they can use their sometimes 'deep pockets' to run ads for or against a political candidate.

US Senate candidate Joe Donnelly was in Evansville on Monday meeting with vets at the Hornet's Nest Steakhouse. 

He fielded questions about the war in Afghanistan and how to get veterans jobs when they're back home.

Last Tuesday, an ad began airing on our station from votevets.org about the struggles veterans face when they're back on US soil.

Donnelly says he doesn't pay attention to PAC ads, instead focusing on his own message.

"I'm just focused on our veterans, so I just try to stay away from all that stuff. There's so many of these Super PACs flying around now. My message is just directly to our veterans," Donnelly said.

According to the Federal Election Commission, Super Pacs are not allowed to coordinate directly with candidates or political parties.

Donnelly and Republican Candidate Richard Mourdock are vying for Dick Lugar's US Senate seat.

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