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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, June 01, 2017 10:00 am

Banks to have Warsaw town hall

The Journal Gazette

Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, will have a town hall meeting Friday in Warsaw.

The public meeting will be from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Warsaw Community Public Library, 310 E. Main St.

This will be Banks' third town hall meeting since he took office in January. Republican members of Congress have received rough receptions at public events in recent months, mainly from members of the progressive grass-roots network known as Indivisible.

Banks, for instance, heard boos and jeers at an April 21 town hall in Decatur that attracted about 60 people, causing a man in the audience to shout at Banks' critics: “This is our town. We didn't ask you to come down here.”

Kosciusko County, where Warsaw is the county seat, is among the more Republican counties in Indiana. Banks, then a state senator, received 77 percent of the vote against two unfunded candidates in the November 2016 general election, and Donald Trump drew 75 percent of the vote for president.