CD 03 challenger Aaron Calkins (D) files an official challenge to the candidacy of U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R) with the Indiana Election Division, alleging that Rep. Banks is ineligible to run because he “supported an insurrection” and violated the 14th Amendment, although specifics are not detailed. Rep. Banks responds, “I’m running for re-election to fight against Joe Biden’s dangerous agenda and champion Hoosier values. This is a joke allegation that will be quickly dismissed and ignored by voters in northeast Indiana. Unfortunately, Democrats have tried to turn a serious tragedy into a political tool to strip Americans of their civil liberties and even their right to vote for their preferred candidate. Democrats’ top elections lawyer promoted the same bogus theory in a clear attempt to ban President Trump from office and disenfranchise 74 million Americans. Since Nancy Pelosi blocked me from the sham January 6th Committee, I’ve been leading the fight against their partisan harassment campaigns. That’s why they’re targeting me, but I won’t back down.”