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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 9:56 pm

GOP congressional candidates to speak on Constitution

Brian Francisco | The Journal Gazette

Republican candidates for the 3rd Congressional District seat are scheduled to speak Sept. 17 at an Allen County TEA Party event celebrating the U.S. Constitution.

The free public event, on the 228th anniversary of the document's signing by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in IPFW's Neff Hall, room 101. Snacks will be provided starting at 6 p.m.

Each of the four congressional candidates in next year's GOP primary election has a topic on which to speak for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Pam Galloway of Warsaw will speak about the Second Amendment, state Sen. Liz Brown of Fort Wayne will speak about states' rights, state Sen. Jim Banks of Columbia City will speak about presidential powers and Scott Wise of Columbia City will speak about the First Amendment.

A question-and-answer period will follow all their speeches.

The Allen County TEA Party said in a news release that it "is a group of dedicated activists who publicly and actively stand for conservative principles and support conservative candidates through a network of like-minded Americans. We strongly believe in and work to restore state sovereignty."

It said the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics helped bring the event to IPFW.

For more information, visit www.AllenCountyTEAParty.com or call 260-433-5956.

There are two announced candidates for the Democratic nomination in Indiana's 3rd Congressional District -- Tommy Schrader of Fort Wayne and Todd Nightenhelser of Huntington.

bfrancisco@jg.net