U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski released her first TV spot for her re-election campaign this week — and she’s touting an aspect of her voting record not often mentioned by her fellow Republicans: bipartisanship.
The ad shows Walorski supporters stating the various “bipartisan” reasons they “stand with Jackie” — including the sexual assault bill she co-authored with Democrat Rep. Loretta Sanchez, her support of the Violence Against Women Act and her focus on helping keep propane costs down during a shortage earlier in 2014.
The 30-second advertisement does not indicate that Walorski is a Republican. It also says Walorski is running for “Congress” rather than specifically mentioning the 2nd District U.S. House seat.
Her campaign slogan in the ad is “A lifelong Hoosier on our side.”
Joe Bock, the Democratic candidate vying to unseat Walorski from office, issued a statement after the ad was released.
“Congresswoman Jackie Walorski’s votes against re-opening the government while still taking her paycheck were hardly bipartisan. She has also voted with her own party over 95 percent of the time she has been in Congress,” Bock said in the statement. “Congresswoman Walorski does not represent our Hoosier values of pragmatism and fairness in Washington, D.C. I am running to end partisan games, and bring real problem-solving skills to Congress.”