FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Congressman Jim Banks is turning his focus to the election. Banks launched his re-election campaign Monday afternoon, noting his record for helping bring tax breaks to northeast Indiana.
Several companies in the area have given raises and bonuses since the first of the year. Banks says if re-elected, he'll continue to make what he calls "hoosier common sense" decisions in Washington.
Democratic Congressional candidate Courtney Tritch is responding to what she is calling "scare tactics" from Congressman Jim Banks.
She held a news conference right after Banks' campaign launch. She claims he is spreading lies about her in campaign emails and she felt the need to address them immediately.
"This campaign is going to be about honesty and about the issues. I think people of the third district are tired of explosive political rhetoric that is just for the sole purpose of fear mongoring."
Indiana's primary election is Tuesday, May 8. You must be registered by Monday, April 9 to vote in the primary election.