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Congressman Jim Banks announces his bid for U.S. Senate

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – 3rd District Representative Jim Banks has announced his 2024 bid for U.S. Senate.

Banks will run for the seat left by U.S. Senator Mike Braun, who will be running for governor in 2024. Banks tells WOWO News, “With Senator Braun running for governor and the open Senate seat in Indiana, I’m proud to announce that I am running for the United States Senate. Indiana deserves a conservative senator and we have to have new conservative voices in the Senate to save our country”.

Banks was born and raised in Columbia City, with his official website showing he earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration from Grace College. Before serving the 3rd Congressional District, Banks served in the State Senate from 2010 to 2016.

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6 comments

Mikey January 17, 2023 at 7:14 am

Bravo ! Jim Banks has done an excellent job in the House and will make a great, conservative Senator. Now we need to set our sights on dumping Uni-party RINO Todd Young…he has become a pathetic disappointment to Hoosiers.

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Pat January 17, 2023 at 1:31 pm

AMEN.

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Slacker06 January 17, 2023 at 9:52 am

This is a fantastic announcement. We need at 99 others in the US Senate like Jim Banks. Mr. Banks will do his duty. He will SECURE RIGHTS which is the very reason, according to Thomas Jefferson, for the existence of government. It’s actually a lot more than that but the story will have to wait for another day. He is more than likely to obey his oath of office. Ignoring their oath has produced $13-Trillion in Debt. Take a look at Article I, Section 8. Compare those limited powers to the vast and overwhelming leviathan our federal government has become. Our federal establishment is so large it is uncontrollable. Look at the FBI, DOJ AFT (sic), NEA, DOL, or even the Department of Transportation who’s callow and silly director is powerless to solve the cancelled flights and long line of ships waiting to dock and disgorge stuff People think they want’ and all the other alphabet agencies that seem to be out of control. That clown is more concerned about his paternity leave and flying on government jets for his own personal convenience. Perhaps he is afraid if he walked through the average airport concourse he would have to answer questions he has no clue about how to answer. They routinely break the laws of the land that The People through their elected representatives in Congress, like Jim Banks, agreed to. Yet the agencies break them and violate the civil rights of The People on a daily basis.

GO JIM BANKS!! Make the government smaller to make individual rights larger. My great grandchildren who are not even born yet have $thousands of debt.

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Slacker06 January 17, 2023 at 9:54 am

PS: Dopey Prince Eric the Chinless Wonder of Hoosierville might as well stay home.

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Pat January 17, 2023 at 1:32 pm

I will be thrilled to give my vote to Jim Banks!

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Dick January 18, 2023 at 6:23 pm

Good deal. He already won his first primary debate against Brien mcellhatten.

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