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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Rep. Jackie Walorski would like another term representing Hoosiers in the state’s second congressional district. 

It encompasses the bulk of northern Indiana, including South Bend, Elkhart, Plymouth, and Rochester. Giving her a boost of confidence in her ability to secure her third-term in Washington, she believes, will be the impeachment effort by congressional Democrats.

“It’s a swing district that I run in, but I’m very grateful even though the left is swinging out of control at the moment,” Walorski said. “It’s a completely partisan battle with all this impeachment stuff. I think we are in a great position to take the House back.”

Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 mid-term elections.

The second district has not been represented by a Democrat since Joe Donnelly. That was also before the state legislature redrew Indiana’s congressional districts in 2012. 

“When you look at our communities and our country, I think there are many ways to make them stronger,” she said. “A lot of it is wrapped up in what we’ve been able to to the last couple years.”

In some of her accomplishments in her most recent term, Walorski authored legislation to repeal the medical device tax under Obamacare, which was set to be reinstated January 1. The bill passed the House, but so far, the Senate has not acted on it. 

Looking ahead, Walorski wants to push through pro-life legislation when it comes to abortion and make an effort to make it easier for Hoosiers to trade under the USMCA Trade Agreement.

According to Ballotpedia, two Democrats are seeking their party’s nomination to face Walorski in the November election: Pat Hackett, a prominent civic leader, lawyer, and teacher in St. Joseph County, and Ellen Marks, who is a lawyer from South Bend.

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