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GOP Rep. Banks Announces Indiana U.S. Senate Bid
Breitbart ^ | 01/17/2023 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 01/17/2023 7:36:23 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27

Tuesday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) revealed he would be seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2024.

Partial transcript as follows:

KILMEADE: Meanwhile, Congressman, you are Congressman Jim Banks, but you feel as though you want a career change. Mike Braun is going to run for governor for Indiana. What has that prompted you to say – to say today?

BANKS: Well, Brian, it’s not about me, it’s about the great state of Indiana. And I’ve had the incredible opportunity to serve in the House of Representatives for northeast Indiana the past six years. But my – my senator, Mike Braun, is running for governor. It opens up the Senate seat. And today, here on “FOX & FRIENDS,” I’m announcing that I’m running for the United States Senate. Indiana is a conservative state and Indiana deserves a conservative fighter in Washington, D.C., and the United States Senate. I’ve been that fighter in the House on issues like holding China accountable, fighting to keep girls’ sports for girls. I have three young daughters. This matters deeply to me. I’m fighting for fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets. I’ve been one of the most fiscally conservative members of the House. It’s that type of attitude and that type of fighting spirit that we need in the Senate to shake it up, and that’s why I’m announcing I’m running for the Senate today.

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I don't know much about him.
1 posted on 01/17/2023 7:36:23 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Being a U.S. Senator is one of the most coveted positions in the world of elective office because:

  1. You only have to fool voters once every six years.
  2. You don't actually have to do anything.
  3. No term limits.
  4. Even an imbecile can do it. Exhibit #1: Uncle Fester in Pennsylvania.

2 posted on 01/17/2023 8:02:30 AM PST by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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To: Vigilanteman

So right! I just watched this guy on Bannon.

He said the word fight, fighter, fighting about 150 times.

I assume he recent told Indiana voter recently he was going to fight fight fight for them in the House of Representatives. But now he changed his mind and is going to spend his time telling other voters he’s gonna fight for them in a different job.

I’m lmfaooo. If politicians didn’t exist, you couldn’t even imagine them.

I get he’s on our side. Whatever. They’re all a joke.

3 posted on 01/17/2023 8:10:18 AM PST by ( Donald John Trump has pulled the sword from the stone.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

“the great State of Indiana”

It’s not so great.

4 posted on 01/17/2023 8:12:42 AM PST by KobraKai
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Better than milquetoast Mitch Daniels!

5 posted on 01/17/2023 8:23:13 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

“Mitch Bush”, as your Schlichter article on Daniels & Banks put it.

6 posted on 01/17/2023 8:45:31 AM PST by kiryandil (put yer vote in the box, chump. HARHARHARHAR)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

“I don’t know much about him.”

Jim Banks (R-IN)

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7 posted on 01/17/2023 8:47:22 AM PST by Mr. N. Wolfe
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They’re all a joke.

Agreed. I saw him on Bannon too. He started listing his priorities. The third listed was fiscal responsibility. I forget the first and I think the second was to stop boys playing girls sports. Boys playing girls sports is not a constitutional concern of the federal government. Note: I don’t like boys playing girls sports, but it is a state/local issue, see the 10th amendment. I don’t know this guy, but his messaging sounds like that he thinks federal government can fix everything. It can’t and shouldn’t. I want to hear Republicans talk about cutting government, cutting spending and cutting regulations. Get the eff out of our lives.

8 posted on 01/17/2023 9:03:22 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Stupidly is a moral problem, not an intellectual problem. )
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