INDIANAPOLIS — After months of waffling, U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz has changed her mind and decided to run for re-election in 2024.
Spartz had announced her intention to retire last year, and other Republicans took the opportunity to run for her seat, which now sets up an expensive and crowded primary this May.
“For months, Victoria Spartz has left Hoosiers in the dark about her political future, waffling between retirement, re-election, and resignation,” said Indiana Democratic Party Chair Mike Schmuhl. “Her erratic behavior in office and her own indecisiveness threatens to end her political career. Hoosiers need real leadership in Washington, which Rep. Spartz has failed to deliver for the 5th Congressional District.
“Rep. Spartz’s focus on partisan sideshows is hurting our state. We need leaders in Congress that are focused on protecting our democracy, our healthcare, and our economy. Instead, Rep, Spartz has used her role to defend insurrectionists, and add to Washington’s never-ending partisan drama and gridlock.”