iVoterGuide Exclusive: Deep Dive into Indiana’s 5th Congressional District Race Reveals a Stark Contrast Between Victoria Spartz (R) and Christina Hale (D)

After iVoterGuide’s 30,000 Hours of Research into 7,500+ Election Hopefuls, It’s Clear Voters Face a Dramatic Decision in This Key House Race

October 30, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Americans about to cast their ballots this fall need to review an invaluable resource first. iVoterGuide offers comprehensive insights and detailed data into the dramatic race in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District—where two major candidates have been fighting for the eyes and ears of voters.

“As the rhetoric heats up in the last days before the election, iVoterGuide’s data provides voters a clear picture of the political agendas of the candidates in the race for Indiana’s CD-5, cutting through the campaign ads with in-depth research on what Victoria Spartz, Christina Hale, and thousands of other candidates have done to earn this authority over our lives,” says iVoterGuide president Debbie Wuthnow.

The major candidates in Indiana’s CD-5 both have served in the Indiana state legislature, but they bring vastly different belief systems to this tight race for a U.S. House seat. Conservative Victoria Spartz (R), who is an Orthodox Christian and originally from Ukraine, told iVoterGuide via its questionnaire, “God is our protector and strength. Strong values are the backbone of our constitutional republic.” She said she “strongly agrees” with the statement that “human life begins at conception and deserves protection at every stage until natural death.” Spartz is endorsed by Club for Growth, Indiana Right to Life, Maggie’s List, National Right to Life, Susan B. Anthony List, and others. She’s received contributions from FreedomWorks, Maintaining All Republicans in Office, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), WinRed, and more.

By contrast, candidate Christina Hale (D) is graded as “very liberal” based upon voting records, including data from American Federation of Labor’s legislative scorecard. On her website, Hale says, “Planned Parenthood Action Fund fights every day to protect reproductive health rights, and I’m honored to have their support.” Hale is endorsed by former President Barack Obama, Emily’s List, Feminist Majority, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and more. She has received contributions from the American Federation of Teachers, Democracy Engine, Emily’s List, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Women’s Political Committee, and others. 

A third candidate seeking a House seat in Indiana’s CD-5 is libertarian Ken Tucker; there is also a write-in candidate, Ellen Kizik. The seat is currently held by Susan Brooks (R), who is retiring after four terms.

The 2020 Indiana Voter Guide, prepared in cooperation with Indiana Family Action and AFA Action of Indiana, provides Indiana residents with key insights into the major candidates, including website and social media links, and responses (or non-responses) to the iVoterGuide survey.

Of the two candidates, Spartz took the time to respond to questions posed by iVoterGuide. Notably, she said she “strongly agrees” that the “construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border” is necessary to protect our country. In reply to the iVoterGuide question, “Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?” Spartz said, “Immediate family members of U.S. citizens and legal immigrants, legitimate asylum seekers, and [a] larger percentage of visa lottery recipients selected based on skills or merits. Immigration should serve our national interest and promote our values abroad.”

It is clear from iVoterGuide’s extensive reporting and detailed research that this race in Indiana’s CD-5 is very much a proxy battle between President Trump’s policies and the policy stances of Democrat Joe Biden.

The “who’s who” list of endorsers exposes a stark contrast between the two major candidates. iVoterGuide has found that select donation data from high-profile individuals and entities are key indicators of potential influence or control over the candidates, as well as likely legislative leanings once in office.

“Voters are in the midst of the most important election of our lifetime,” says Wuthnow. “iVoterGuide shows how candidates can be expected to use their power.” She adds, “What the candidates say is one thing—what they actually do is another.”

iVoterGuide has invested 30,000 hours of research into comprehensive data, candidate positions, donations, endorsements, background, and more to help Americans make informed decisions at the polls. iVoterGuide has also completed voter guides for all 50 states. iVoterGuide delivers facts to Americans about candidates seeking election—and the turnout in Indiana’s CD-5 clash may significantly impact many other down-ballot races.

Indiana residents are using iVoterGuide to determine, among other points, which candidates have defended the United States Constitution and the principles of life, liberty and freedom to exercise personal responsibility.

Many Americans are increasingly recognizing the value of the information from iVoterGuide before casting their ballots. One user remarked, “I just found out about iVoterGuide.com. I wish I had known sooner! It will help others to know where those running for positions in our government stand on different issues. Thank you!” Said another user, who has known about iVoterGuide for years, “One of my strongest resources in an election is the iVoterGuide. I have used it as a viable resource for as long as I can remember.”

iVoterGuide is a one-stop resource for candidate ratings and election information in 2020. From a Christian and conservative perspective, iVoterGuide’sexpert researchers give an in-depth analysis—and overall rating—for 7,500+ candidates in more than 3,000 races nationwide. Additionally, iVoterGuide offers election dates, registration deadlines, polling locations, and information needed to help Americans vote wisely and identify candidates on the ballot who share their values. Tools are also available to inform family, neighbors, and business associates about getting their own personalized ballots. iVoterGuide is helping to restore the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and traditional American values.

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