Hale, Spartz fight for fundraising, endorsements in closely-watched race for Congress


INDIANAPOLIS – One of the most closely-watched congressional races in the country is right here in Central Indiana, with State Sen. Victoria Spartz (R-Noblesville) taking on former State Rep. Christina Hale (D-Indianapolis) to replace outgoing Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), who is retiring at the end of the year.

Both Hale and Spartz have been raising a lot of money, as you’ve probably noticed with all the commercials running on TV in recent weeks.

The latest fundraising figures show Hale outraising Spartz in the third quarter, bringing in $1.7 million to Spartz’s $1.1 million.

The Hale campaign started airing a new campaign ad this week, featuring the endorsement of former Republican state superintendent Suellen Reed.

“We’re voting Republican, and for Christina Hale,” says Reed in the new campaign ad.

Reed appeared at event with Hale and current GOP state superintendent Jennifer McCormick last week, in which McCormick also expressed her support for the Hale campaign.

Spartz picked up an endorsement last week from the Indiana Manufacturers Association, and is backed by a number of conservative organizations, including the Club for Growth.

You can see more of our interviews with Spartz and Hale on next week’s edition of IN Focus and on our FOX59 election special on Monday, Oct. 26th at 7:30 p.m.

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