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Indiana Republican Jim Banks launches U.S. Senate bid


Indiana Rep. Jim Banks announced Tuesday morning he is running for a seat on the U.S. Senate. The seat is currently held by Mike Braun who launched a bid for Indiana governor.  

Banks is currently a Republican U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District and has served in the position since 2017.  

Banks announced his campaign in a tweet Tuesday morning, which included a video about his campaign and a link to his campaign website

“We NEED conservatives in Washington who aren’t afraid to fight Biden’s radical agenda,” Banks wrote in the tweet. 

Banks has voted in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act. Both acts were passed in January. 

[Related: Indiana Sen. Mike Braun to run for governor in 2024]

Other candidates who have expressed interest in the open U.S senate seat include Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and 5th Congressional District Rep. Victoria Spartz, according to a CNN article

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