Brian Howey

Brian A. Howey

There’s a political reason that, should he be reelected, Gov. Eric Holcomb will appoint a superintendent of public instruction. Look no further than the nationally watched 5th Congressional District, where former Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Suellen Reed endorsed Democrat Christina Hale on Wednesday in her race against Republican Victoria Spartz.

Appearing in a TV ad with her husband, Phil, the Reeds introduced themselves as “lifelong Republicans.” Superintendent Reed then says, “Cooperation, collaboration and compromise, that’s the way we get things get done.” Later, Reed adds, “She seeks common ground. That’s how democracy works. We’re voting Republican ... and for Christina Hale.”

Brian A. Howey is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Facebook and Twitter @hwypol.

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