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Banks wins re-election to District 3 seat

(WOWO News)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana Congressman Jim Banks has apparently easily won re-election to his Third District Seat.

NBC, the Associated Press, and ABC News all declared Banks, a Republican, the winner in his defense against challenger Democrat Courtney Tritch with only 2% of precincts reporting.

They made the call due to a wide Banks lead in early returns, alongside other factors. Banks has represented Indiana in the U.S. House since 2017.

Analysts suggested that Democrats had little chance of unseating the first-term Republican in a district that gave President Donald Trump a nearly-35 point win in 2016.

Banks’ victory speech at the Allen County GOP headquarters came at around 8pm with 33% of precincts in, despite Tritch having not yet conceded the race. She later gave a concession speech at the Democratic Party’s watch party:

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