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Sen. Donnelly selling stock in family company using Mexican labor

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INDIANAPOLIS (WDRB) - Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly says he's selling his stock in a family business that relies on Mexican labor to produce dye for ink pads. 

The Associated Press reported Thursday that Donnelly made at least $15,000 in dividends last year on $50,000 of stock in Stewart Superior, an arts and crafts company owned by his brother.  

The Indiana Democrat said in a campaign news release Friday that he hasn't had an active role in the business for 20 years but was taking the action to avoid allowing the issue to become a "distraction from our work to end outsourcing."  Donnelly is up for re-election next year. 

Donnelly is a longtime critic of outsourcing jobs to foreign countries. He was a vocal critic of the Carrier Corp. for moving jobs to Mexico last year.

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