goingon
Banks, Tritch contrast positions during first debate
Monday Oct 29, 2018 7:13am
FORT WAYNE

FORT WAYNE – Republican Congressman Jim Banks and Democrat challenger Courtney Tritch squared off in the first of their two televised debates last night.

The hour-long debate on WPTA-TV in Fort Wayne showcased the differences between the two on health care and a woman’s right to an abortion.

Banks wants to make private insurance market competitive by repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

Tritch wants to modify it so that anyone can buy into Medicare and allow it to negotiate drug prices.

Banks touted his 100% voting record pro-life voting record. Tritch said Roe versus Wade is settled law and should not be overturned by the Supreme Court.

Banks said no taxpayer funds should go to Planned Parenthood. Tritch said those funds don’t go to abortions by law and that Planned Parenthood provides Health Care services through Medicaid.

Banks praised the Trump tax cuts saying they unleashed the U-S economy. Tritch argued they increased the national debt by $1.5 trillion dollars.

The two will square off in their final debate this Friday at 7 p-m on WANE -TV.

(11-13-2018) • LaGrange Co. Council approves tax abatements
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(11-13-2018) • Traffic stop leads to big pot bust
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Waterloo, IN
(11-13-2018) • Gasoline prices plunging
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(11-12-2018) • Man rolls truck near Stroh
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Stroh
(11-12-2018) • Principals and Parents meeting about vaping
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(11-12-2018) • Sturgis Hospital Auxilliary Tree Of Life campaign underway
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(11-12-2018) • LaGrange woman injured as buggy pulls in front of pickup
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(11-12-2018) • South Bend woman charged in LaGrange County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Shipshewana, IN
(11-12-2018) • LaGrange Co. Council to hear tax abatement requests
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(11-10-2018) • Water test results for Branch County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(11-10-2018) • Advice for using car seats in winter
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(11-09-2018) • Glen Oaks board discusses failed millage referendum
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(11-09-2018) • Kirby Cool takes reins at NE IN CASA program
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Albion, IN
(11-07-2018) • St. Joe County: GOP sweeps co. commission; Glen Oaks millage rejected
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(11-07-2018) • Republican voters turn out in Northeast Indiana
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(11-07-2018) • Braun beats Donnelly; Prairie Heights referendum passes
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(11-05-2018) • Holcomb appoints David Zent to Allen Superior Court
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis
(11-05-2018) • Voters decide future of Prairie Heights district Tuesday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(11-05-2018) • Commissioners handle employee matters
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(11-05-2018) • Glen Oaks millage on ballot Tuesday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(11-05-2018) • President visits Fort Wayne tonight for rally
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: FORT WAYNE
(11-05-2018) • Teen driver charged following crash near Millersburg
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Millersburg
(11-05-2018) • Murder, child molesting charged in death of 2-year-old
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Albion, IN
(11-01-2018) • Major drug bust in Elkhart
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Elkhart, IN
(11-01-2018) • Albion man faces new drug charges, probation violations
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Albion, IN
(11-01-2018) • Angola pursuit ends in Branch County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Kinderhook Township
(11-01-2018) • Missing Nottawa Township woman is okay
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Nottawa Township
(10-31-2018) • Semi hits house near Howe
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Howe, IN
(10-30-2018) • Three kids killed trying to get to school bus
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fulton County
(10-30-2018) • Trump campaign confirms stops in Indy, Ft. Wayne
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: New York
(10-29-2018) • Woodlan HS student charged with threatening school
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Woodburn, IN
(10-29-2018) • Millersburg man critically injured in Topeka crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Topeka, IN
(10-29-2018) • Banks, Tritch contrast positions during first debate
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: FORT WAYNE
(10-29-2018) • Banks: Trump to campaign in Fort Wayne
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: FORT WAYNE
(10-29-2018) • Crash near Orland kills Bryan, OH woman
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Orland, IN
(10-29-2018) • Body found inside vehicle in White Pigeon River
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Mottville Township
(10-29-2018) • Suspect at large following convenience store holdup in Sturgis
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI