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Third District candidates make final push for votes

Election Day is a week away and candidates are making their final push to earn your vote. Congressman Jim Banks and his opponent Courtney Tritch stopped by the studio to tell their plans for Northern Indiana.

Posted: Oct 29, 2018 8:35 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2018 6:37 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The campaign journey is close to its final days of being done,
and both candidates are positive about election day.

"The momentum is on our side. Republicans have a really good story to tell. This election is all about the results of what we've accomplished the last two years," Congressman Jim Banks, Third District said.

"We're so excited. We've been working for almost a year and a half to create a movement here of people who want positive pragmatic change," Courtney Tritch, Democratic Candidate for Congress, Third District said.

Both say there's still some work to do to continue to take care of our veterans.
Banks outlining what's happened so far, and Tritch saying more needs to happen.

"If we're willing to fund wars, we need to be willing to fund the people who are brave enough to fight in those wars. Right now those veterans are not being taken care of," Tritch said.

"I serve on the veteran affairs committee, so we've passed a number of bills to better support our veterans, growing the GI benefits, holding the VA more accountable, even helping Shepard's House here in Fort Wayne to regain the grant funding they receive to take care of our homeless veterans in northeast Indiana too," Banks said.

Both candidates say it's really up to the people.
Banks said under the leadership of President Trump, the direction of northeast Indiana is promising and looks forward to his visit.

"I think I know where northeast Indiana stands. They stand for the conservative principals of what we've accomplished of what President Trump has struck out to do in his agenda to secure the border, keep America safe, and secure. Those are important issues that we've worked on with this president," Banks added.

With a background in economic development Tritch believes she can put northeast Indiana on the right track, too.

"I spent a decade working in economic development right here in northeast Indiana, and I think we need a federal partner that understands the vision we have and where we want to go," she said.

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