In Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District, A+ rated conservative Rep. Marlin Stutzman is running for the Senate seat left open by current F-rated Indiana Senator Dan Coats. While LLPH is looking forward to making the Senate more liberty-friendly, we are also working hard to ensure that our team in the House of Representatives remains just as strong. In 2010, we sent strong leaders like Justin Amash (MI-3) and Tim Huelskamp (KS-1). In 2012, LLPH supported rock stars like Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) and Ted Yoho (FL-3). And then in 2014, we increased our numbers with people like Gary Palmer (AL-6) and Dave Brat (VA-7). Bridenstine, Yoho, Palmer, and Brat all have taken seats from establishment hacks and turned them into pro-liberty, of the people seats.
In 2016, it is key to keep a pro-liberty seat in pro-liberty hands. While rare, we have seen the devastating effects of a pro-liberty seat turning back over to the establishment. For example, Former MI 11 Rep. Kerry Bentivolio who had a few flaws but leaned pro-liberty was defeated by now-Rep. Dave Trott who has voted for funding President Obama’s executive amnesty and increasing his trade authority. We want to ensure that this does not happen.
That is why we are so excited to endorse State Senator Jim Banks, a conservative in the state legislature, to be the next congressman for Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He has received a 98% from our allies at Americans for Prosperity. In 2014 he was invited to speak at the American Conservative Union’s CPAC conference in Washington D.C. as a top conservative under 40 years old.
In an interview with Liberty Conservatives, he promised to fight to actually defund Planned Parenthood in the budget, would have opposed the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), and has signed a pledge to reject the debt. He will not vote for continuing resolutions or debt limit increases without true spending cuts. He would have opposed the Iran deal that leaves four Americans as hostages. He would join the liberty coalition in fighting to protect our 4th Amendment rights from being infringed on by both Republicans and Democrats. And he will be a strong, consistent conservative as he has been in the Indiana State Senate where he has at times been only one of fifty members to vote no on various bills. He has promised to work to find new Republican leadership.
All of these are reasons why he has been endorsed by conservative organizations like Freedomworks, the Madison Project, Tea Party Express, and Club for Growth.
Here’s what Freedomworks had to say about Jim Banks:
FreedomWorks PAC Chairman Adam Brandon commented, “Our activists in Indiana’s third district want a candidate who is truly committed to the principles of individual liberty and limited government. That guy is Jim Banks. As a state senator, he has a proven record of championing freedom.”
Brandon added, “Banks has pledged not to raise taxes and chaired the Indiana Taxpayer Protection Caucus. He has proven, again and again, that he will put principle over politics and not give in to special interest pleading.”
Since 2010, Banks has distinguished himself in the Indiana State Senate, standing alone on more than one occasion as the only vote against bad legislation, and standing up to Party leadership when it mattered.
Banks has sponsored legislation to repeal the Death Tax, create a school voucher program for the state, repeal Common Core education standards, and to enact tort reform by instituting a “loser pays” system. He’s stood against over-criminalization, corporate welfare, and burdensome labor regulations that would hurt Indiana’s small businesses. Proving he can reach across party lines, Banks has been a leader on issues like freeing independent farmers and brewers from restrictions on what they can sell to their eager customers.
Also, you can watch the Liberty Conservatives interview with Jim Banks here: http://www.libertyconservatives.com/interview-jim-banks/
Therefore, LLPH is proud and honored to endorse a man of principle, a representative of the people, and a TRUE LIBERTY CONSERVATIVE Jim Banks for election in 2016 to represent Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District in the 115th Congress!
Here is Jim Banks’s campaign website: http://www.jimbanks.us/
Follow him on Twitter at: @Jim_Banks or LIKE him on Facebook HERE.
Let’s win this seat and keep it in the hands of principles liberty-loving conservatives.