Pom­peo endors­es Rep. Jim Banks in Indi­ana Sen­ate race

Mike Pom­peo, the for­mer sec­re­tary of state and CIA direc­tor under Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, endorsed Rep. Jim Banks (R‑IN) in the Indi­ana Sen­ate race on Tues­day.
“Jim Banks is the Amer­i­ca-first leader we need in the Unit­ed States Sen­ate. Jim served our nation in Afghanistan, served Indi­ana in the State Sen­ate, and fought unabashed­ly for a strong Amer­i­ca in Con­gress,” Pom­peo said in a press release dis­bursed by his polit­i­cal action com­mit­tee, Cham­pi­on Amer­i­can Val­ues.
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“His con­ser­v­a­tive record is clear, and now more than ever, we need fight­ers like him who won’t back down on secur­ing our bor­der, strength­en­ing our mil­i­tary, and push­ing back against Biden’s woke agen­da,” Pom­peo added.
Banks, a staunch Trump ally, is run­ning for the seat of out­go­ing Sen. Mike Braun (R‑IN). The Repub­li­can con­gress­man had been prepar­ing for war with polit­i­cal heavy­weight Mitch Daniels, the for­mer gov­er­nor of the state, but Daniels’s Jan­u­ary deci­sion to pass on a run appeared to spare the GOP a pro­tract­ed and bit­ter pri­ma­ry.
Repub­li­cans, from Sen­ate lead­er­ship to Trump to the anti-estab­lish­ment Club for Growth, quick­ly coa­lesced around Banks, and one by one, his pos­si­ble rivals decid­ed not to enter the race.
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How­ev­er, Banks is like­ly going to face a pri­ma­ry from a vir­tua …