Hackett announces bid for Democratic nomination to challenge Walorski for congressional seat

South Bend attorney Pat Hackett announced Wednesday she plans to seek the Democratic nomination to run against U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski in 2020 for Indiana’s 2nd District congressional seat.

Hackett ran for the Democratic nomination for the seat in 2018, losing to Mel Hall. Hall lost to Walorski in the general election.

“I will always fight for dignity and justice for all, and I believe we deserve a representative who listens and represents our interests. Jackie Walorski is a career politician who refuses to hold town halls, caters to the special interests who give millions of dollars to her campaigns, and is out of touch with the people in this district,” Hackett said in a news release.

Hackett earned bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees at the University of Notre Dame. She’s an adjunct professor at Notre Dame Law School.

Since 2006, she has owned and operated her own firm, Hackett & Associates in South Bend.

The campaign will have a formal kickoff event open to the public later this summer.

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