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