INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - GOP Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun often refers to his rival, Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe," but it's actually Braun's own sleepy campaign that has Republicans worried. Groups that typically back GOP candidates are sitting on the sidelines. Braun's recent three-stop "solutions" tour across the state in a used RV was dwarfed by Donnelly's seven-day, 40-stop trek in August. Meanwhile, records show Donnelly is outspending Braun by almost double on TV and radio since June.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Army National Guard has sent two helicopters and 14 pilots and crewmembers to North Carolina to help with Hurricane Florence relief efforts The Guard said Wednesday that the 38th Combat Aviation Brigade with two UH-60 Black Hawks deployed to Raleigh, North Carolina, on Sunday after a request for aviation support was received from North Carolina. Florence made landfall last week.

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) - A British-based energy company has pulled the plug on a northern Indiana wind farm that would have generated 600 megawatts of electricity. Renewable Energy Systems on Tuesday dropped its proposal for the Harvest Wind Energy project, which called for between 150 and 225 wind turbines in Cass and Miami counties. The company cited changes to the project's "technical circumstances." The project's opponents have sought wider buffer zones between the turbines and non-participating landowners.

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) - Some Democratic candidates are determined not to let Republican members of Congress distance themselves from the president's trade policies. Their efforts play into voter concerns that Congress should be more of a check on President Donald Trump. Republicans hope that a strong economy carries them to victory in the November midterm elections.

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