Senate candidate Mike Braun has downplayed his company's use of foreign-made goods, but his parts brand, Promaxx Automotive, includes products that were manufactured abroad, according to a review by The Associated Press.
The opening shots were fired when the Trump administration imposed a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion of imports from China, and Beijing promptly retaliated with duties on an equal amount of American products.
Meyer Distributing, the distribution company owned by Senate candidate Mike Braun, does brisk business importing goods from the same countries he has criticized for taking American jobs. He also has accepted government subsidies, despite criticizing the practice.
Indiana's three Republican Senate candidates continue to voice support for President Donald Trump's trade brinkmanship with China, even as experts warn that a trade war could drive farmers into bankruptcy.