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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 7:12 am

Brown to make bid for Congress

By Brian Francisco Washington editor

First-term state Sen. Liz Brown, R-Fort Wayne, will run for Congress next year in Indiana's 3rd District.

She becomes the third candidate for the job held by Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, who seeks the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Sen. Dan Coats, who is not running for re-election in 2016.

State Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, is announcing his congressional candidacy at noon today, and former Wisconsin GOP lawmaker Pam Galloway, a Warsaw resident, announced Monday that she will seek Stutzman's seat.

Brown, a former Fort Wayne City Council member who was elected last year to the General Assembly, has a website with three variations of the headline "Liz Brown for Congress" clustered at the top of the page.

She writes on the site: "Our lawmakers have failed to respond to the challenges and the opportunities of the 21st Century. It's time to reshape our economy, reaffirm our role as a global leader and defend family values."

She also writes: "Please join us on May 27 for important details on how we can take action together."

The 3rd District consists of all or parts of a dozen counties in northeast Indiana.

Brown, a civil and domestic mediator, was a City Council member from 2008 through 2011 and ran for the GOP mayoral nomination in 2011.