A look at Indiana's 3rd District election race

In northeast Indiana, yard signs are popping up supporting Republican incumbent Jim Banks and Democrat Courtney Tritch.

Posted: Oct 11, 2018 9:29 PM
Updated: Oct 12, 2018 6:36 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Every member of the U.S. House of Representatives is up for election.

In northeast Indiana, yard signs are popping up supporting Republican incumbent Jim Banks and Democrat Courtney Tritch.

"It's a big district, a lot of ground to cover, but we've been all over the district talking about the big accomplishments of this Congress," Banks said.

Banks is finishing his first term in Washington, D.C. and he is ready for another one.

In this midterm election he is being challenged by political newcomer Courtney Tritch.

"I spent a decade working in economic development here talking to all the communities about what was most important to them," Tritch said.

While both candidates don't agree on much, they do agree something needs to be done with the Affordable Care Act.

However, they have a different approach. Tritch wants to see Medicare added to the existed health insurance exchange.

"It also provides additional competition from a price standpoint. So everyone will always have an option and people can buy into medicare at any age and I think people are excited about having that type of option," she said.

"In my opinion, that takes repealing and replacing Obamacare and replacing it with something that works to make health care more accessible and affordable for families in the district," Banks said.

Election Day is November 6, with early voting already underway.

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