'Respected by all': Jim Banks gets Trump endorsement for Senate

By Jen Krausz on
 February 2, 2023

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) to take over the Senate seat of Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), who is leaving his seat to run for governor in 2024.

“Jim Banks is running for the United States Senate from the Great State of Indiana,” Trump said in a written statement. “I know Jim well, have seen him tested at the highest and most difficult levels, and WIN! Strong on the Border, Crime, our Military and our Vets, Jim will fight for low taxes and regulations, Sanity in Government, and our under siege 2nd Amendment. Jim Banks is respected by all, will never let you down, and has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”

Banks said in response:

President Trump was the first president of my lifetime to confront the China threat and put working families in Indiana and across the country first. He strengthened our military and America’s standing on the world stage, secured the border, and grew our economy, but in just two years we’ve seen much of that progress wiped out by Joe Biden and the Democrats’ radical agenda. I’m grateful to President Trump for his support and look forward to fighting for the America First agenda in the U.S. Senate.

Banks is getting good GOP support in the state, especially now that former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said he would not run for the seat.

Daniels is said to be a RINO but was well-known in the state.

National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman Steve Daines (R-MT) now also backs Banks as well does Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance (R) and others.