NewsPublic Affairs / August 7, 2018

Tritch Pushes Banks For Debates In Congressional Race

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Democrat Courtney Tritch and U.S. Rep. Jim Banks

Democrat Courtney Tritch and U.S. Rep. Jim Banks

Democratic Indiana 3rd District House candidate Courtney Tritch said at the beginning of her campaign she wanted to challenge Republican incumbent Jim Banks to six debates before November’s midterm election.

Despite Banks’ team saying he “looks forward to debating Ms. Tritch” on primary night in May, no debates have been scheduled.

With three months until the November midterms and news stations attempting to schedule numerous debates in accordance with the U.S. House schedule, Tritch says Banks has not confirmed a single date.

Tritch amended her debate request from six to four, and insisted a debate schedule be finalized by Aug. 15.

Banks responded via his spokesman late Monday afternoon saying "plans are in the works with multiple media outlets to host these debates."

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