U.S. Rep. Jim Banks and Dr. Chris Magiera are looking for the Republican nomination for Congress in Tuesday’s major election.The winner will run within the November election for the third District seat in Congress. The district consists of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties and parts of Blackford and Kosciusko counties.The Republican nominee will oppose the Democratic nominee in November. The Democratic major candidates are Chip Coldiron, Jean-Paul B. Kalonji, Carlos Marcano Jr. and Thomas Schrader.Federal Election Fee stories present that as of Could 13, Banks had raised $737,241 for his marketing campaign and spent $523,147. Magiera had raised $260,895, of which $260,000 got here as a loan from Magiera to his marketing campaign, and spent $254,147.Profiles of Banks and Magiera are derived from info on their web sites, information stories and Magiera’s interviews with the web site vote411.Jim BanksBanks is a local and resident of Columbia Metropolis. He was elected to Congress in 2016 and gained re-election in 2018. He beforehand served on the Whitley County Council from 2008-2010 and within the Indiana State Senate from 2010-2016.He serves within the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Provide Corps officer. In 2014 and 2015, he took a depart of absence from the Indiana Senate to deploy to Afghanistan.Banks’ marketing campaign web site describes him as a “proven conservative leader who has … worked tirelessly to rebuild our military and secure better care for our veterans, cut taxes and grow our economy, protect the right to life and defend our religious liberty.It also describes Banks as “one of President Donald Trump’s biggest House allies.”In Bank’s committee assignments, it says, “Banks has not only kept his promises to strengthen the economy, rebuild our military and care for our nation’s heroes, but he has worked alongside President Trump to roll back some of the most egregious and burdensome Obama-era rules and regulations.”The positioning says Banks has a “pro-life, pro-family voting record,” champions small companies, is devoted to financial freedom and private liberty, and has “continually earned an A rating from the National Rifle Association for his unwavering defense of the Second Amendment.”The Republican Research Committee, the biggest caucus of conservatives in Congress, named Banks chairman of its Price range & Spending Activity Pressure.Information stories this week mentioned Banks will run for chairman of the Republican Research Committee. With 150 members, it’s described as the biggest Republican caucus in Congress.In a letter saying he’s a candidate for chairman, Banks wrote, “With President Trump’s re-election and the real possibility of winning back the majority, we will have an exciting two years to advance many of the important causes we care most deeply about as conservatives: addressing our national debt, advancing free-market health reforms, protecting our religious liberties and passing stricter policies to crack down on illegal immigration, to name a few.”Dr. Chris MagieraMagiera lives in Warsaw and is a gastroenterologist. His web site says he’s a fourth-generation Hoosier from South Bend who lived in seven states earlier than returning to Indiana in 2012.The opening web page of his web site carries the slogan, “Reclaim your God-given natural rights and liberties.” The positioning lists his priorities as: shield all citizen liberties; forestall authorities overreach; and protect state sovereignty.“As a Republican constitutionalist, Dr. Chris Magiera is dedicated to restoring the intent of the Founders. This means advocating for federal government restraint and returning power to the citizens and states,” web site says.It provides that Magiera “understands that many Americans distrust the federal government.” It says he’s “committed to defending the Constitution and restoring power, liberties, and freedoms to the citizens of these United States.”Diving deeper into points, his web site says, “The current invasion along our southern border is a violation of the Law of Nations.” It provides, “To date, Congress has failed to do its part in securing the border appropriately.” It says Magiera “will work to protect American jobs, resources, and families. He’ll vote for legislation aimed at ending illegal immigration and helping Congress acquire funds to secure the border by constructing a wall and enhancing border patrol.”Magiera pledges he’ll shield the Second Modification, saying, “Legislation that limits gun ownership for civilians and veterans infringes upon the God-given Natural Right of every citizen to be secure.”Magiera additionally guarantees he by no means will vote for pro-abortion laws. He provides, “Other pro-life candidates for Congress may vote for legislation that doesn’t protect all human life when it’s a part of other bills that benefit their individual interests.”Answering questions from the web site Vote411, Magiera mentioned he favors repealing the constitutional amendments that allow federal revenue taxes and permit for common election of U.S. senators.