GOP Rep Victoria Spartz Reverses Retirement Decision, Vows to Run for Re-Election

Republican Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN) has announced that she is reversing her decision to retire from Congress and has vowed to run for re-election this year instead.

In February last year, Spartz said she would not seek re-election and planned to spend more time with her family.

However, the two-term lawmaker walked back her decision in a Monday statement.

In her statement, Spartz explains:

“Looking where we are today, and urged by many of my constituents, I do not believe I would be able to deliver this Congress, with the current failed leadership in Washington, D.C., on the important issues for our nation that I have worked very hard on.

“As someone who grew up under tyranny, I understand the significance of these challenging times for our Republic, and if my fellow Hoosiers and God decide, I will be honored to continue fighting for them.”

The announcement puts a damper on the campaign plans of the nine Republicans who have filed to run for her seat.

Spartz is barely meeting Indiana’s filing deadline.

The state requires candidates to submit paperwork by Friday.

No Democrats had filed to contest the seat.

Despite the announcement, three other GOP-held Indiana seats will be changing hands come Election Day.

Both Reps. Larry Bucshon and Greg Pence announced last month they would not be running for re-election.

Rep. Jim Banks also announced he would not seek to keep his seat.

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Instead, Banks running to replace Indiana Sen. Mike Braun in the U.S. Senate.

READ MORE – Mitch McConnell Brutally Heckled in Home State with Chants of ‘Retire’ – WATCH

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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