U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, right, with Lisa Wilken, who advocates on behalf of military sexual assault victims, in a screen grab from the lawmaker's latest political ad, on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=c8W85wUhZPs.(Screen Grab from video on Jackie Walorski YouTube page)
U.S. Rep. Walorski touts push against military sexual assaults, bipartisanship in new political ad
"Jackie Walorski has been a true champion for us,” says Wilken, who’s from Westfield in the Indianapolis area, according to a 2013 Indianapolis Star profile. “The bipartisan law that Jackie wrote is crucial to combating sexual assault in our armed forces.”
Walorski’s first ad, released in early July, zeroes in on the theme of bipartisanship. Her Democratic critics have blasted the one-term incumbent as a GOP partisan, and her Democratic opponent, Joe Bock, issued a statement decrying that first ad’s bipartisan claims.
Walorski’s provisions in the defense spending bill give those making reports of sexual assault protection as whistleblowers and requires investigations into charges of retaliatory action against victims.