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Rep. Victoria Spartz announces she won’t run for ‘any office’ in 2024

Indiana U.S. Rep.Victoria Spartz has announced she will not run for any office in 2024.
(FILE: Clayton Taylor/WFYI)
Indiana U.S. Rep.Victoria Spartz has announced she will not run for any office in 2024.

U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz has announced that she will not be running for reelection – or for any office – in the 2024 election.

Spartz, a Republican, was first elected to represent Indiana’s 5th Congressional District in 2020.

In a statement released Friday, Spartz said she has decided she will step back from politics after seven years of holding an elected office.

“Being a working mom is tough and I need to spend more time with my two high school girls back home,” Spartz wrote.

Spartz was seen as a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) when he runs for governor.

With Spartz and former Purdue University president Mitch Daniels announcingthey won’t pursue that seat, U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) now runs unopposed.

Banks, who represents Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District, was endorsed by former President Donald Trump on Feb. 1.

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Ben Thorp