Victoria Spartz announces reelection bid in reversal from last year

Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN) will run for reelection in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District, reversing course after announcing last year that she would not seek another term.

Spartz announced her reelection bid on Monday morning, telling supporters she believes the best way for her to “deliver this Congress” is to run for another term. The decision comes after Spartz told lawmakers early last year she would not seek a third term — later saying in December she would reconsider, noting the House’s leadership had improved under Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA).

“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,” Spartz said
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