(R- IN) Jim Banks is currently a Representative from Indiana’s 3rd congressional district, and has just announced that he’ll be running for Senate in 2024. This comes after speculation in November that he would be eyeing a Senate run, following a failed run at securing a House Republican leadership position.
The conservative rising star and current Congressman is a three-term Afghanistan veteran, U.S. Navy Reserve veteran who served in Afghanistan during Operations Enduring Freedom and Freedom’s Sentinel. Banks was also a featured CPAC speaker in 2014.
Banks was chosen by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the January 6th select committee in 2021, before at the time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked Banks from joining the committee.
He was first elected to the House in 2016 and is currently serving his second term in office, when he won in 2020 with 67.8% of the vote against his opponent, Democrat Chip Coldiron. Prior to his time in Congress, Banks served as a member of the Indiana State Senate from 2014 to 2016. Banks’ also served as a member of the Indiana Senate from 2010 to 2016.