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The Journal Gazette

September 21, 2016 11:47 AM

Conservative PAC backs Banks

BRIAN FRANCISCO | Washington editor

State Sen. Jim Banks of Columbia City was among 13 Republican congressional candidates endorsed Wednesday by the Guardian Fund, a political action committee that supports conservative military veterans who seek elected office.

The Guardian Fund, established in 2012 by former Florida congressman Allen West, said it was donating $2,500 to the campaigns of each of the endorsed candidates.

Banks, a member of the Navy Reserve, is the Republican nominee for the open U.S. House seat in northeast Indiana's 3rd District. He is opposed in the Nov. 8 general election by Democrat Tommy Schrader of Fort Wayne and Libertarian Pepper Snyder of Huntington.