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Lt. Governor Becky Skillman to Campaign with Susan Brooks Today

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Today Lt. Governor Becky Skillman will join GOP 5th Congressional District candidate Susan Brooks and campaign co-chairs Murray Clark and retired federal Judge Magistrate Sue Shields as Brooks winds down her last swing through the district before Tuesday's election.

They will greet lunch time customers at Bub's Burgers, 210 W. Main Street in Carmel, starting at 12:00 noon and be available for media at 12:30 p.m.

Since the campaign began last July, Brooks has held more than 55 Meet and Greet sessions with voters; attended multiple candidate forums, GOP and community events; and toured numerous employers throughout the 5th District. Her last swing through the district included visits to Anderson, Greentown, Hartford City, Marion, Carmel, Indianapolis, Noblesville, Sheridan, Tipton, Westfield, and Zionsville.

"Over the past 10 months of campaigning, I have had the privilege of meeting thousands of voters throughout the 5th district," said Brooks.

"I plan to work hard to meet more people between now and Tuesday night -- to earn their vote. Issues of most concern to voters have been jobs, out-of-control spending, Obamacare, and changing the way Washington does business. More recently, this campaign has become about something else: truth and integrity," said Brooks.

"My opponent, David McIntosh, has failed to answer the very serious allegations of perjury and voter fraud raised in at least two legal challenges awaiting him," said Brooks. "Instead, in the last week, he has engaged in even more dishonesty in an attempt to redefine his closest competitors. He has made false accusations -- in TV and radio commercials, mail, and now phone calls -- about my positions on the issues, which is entirely typical of someone who is desperate and will always choose ambition over principle."

According to one newspaper last week, "McIntosh is the poster boy for all that is wrong in Washington D.C."

"I agree," said Brooks. "His actions have demonstrated that he will abandon any shred of integrity and say and do anything to win this campaign. I hope Hoosiers in the 5th District will see through it all and place their trust me."

Brooks, a lifelong resident of Indiana and first-time candidate for office, is the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. For the past four years, she led statewide workforce development strategies at Ivy Tech Community College. Prior to that, she was deputy mayor of Indianapolis for public safety.

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