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Statement: Despite Ad, Walorski Votes Tea Party Line

South Bend- Joe Bock, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Indiana’s Second District responds to Congresswoman Jackie Walorski’s claim to bipartisanship in her new commercial, which aired today.  Walorski’s ad features people claiming that Walorski’s “bipartisanship” is the reason they stand with Jackie.

"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% of the time she has been in Congress,” said Bock. “In 2012, Brendan Mullen warned us that Jackie Walorski was going to Congress to serve the special interests and the Tea Party and he was right.  Congresswoman Walorski does not represent our Hoosier values of pragmatism and fairness in Washington, DC.  I am running to end partisan games, and bring real problem solving skills to Congress."

About Joe: Joe Bock is a teaching professor at Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, where he trains students in humanitarian ethics and the use of information and communication technologies to promote global health. He has been a consultant to the World Bank on conflict resolution designed to enable economic development.

Joe served on the Safety and Security Committee of the South Bend Community School Corporation. Joe has lived in South Bend for seven years. Before going to college, Joe worked as a hired hand on a farm and was a professional firefighter. Joe is a member of Saint Therese Little Flower Catholic Church. His wife, Sue, is a Kindergarten teacher in South Bend.