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Why Did an Indiana Super PAC Endorse Alabama’s Roy Moore?
Locally, Indiana First PAC endorsed Jim Banks, plans to play in open 4th and 6th Districts

Indiana First PAC has endorsed Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, above, but has no plans to play in Indiana’s Senate primary. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Indiana First PAC earned attention this week for endorsing Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

But what is an Indiana-based super PAC — which has yet to file with the Federal Election Commission — doing in another state’s Senate race when it doesn’t even plan to play in its own?

New Member: Republican Jim Banks Elected in Indiana’s 3rd District
Banks replaces GOP Rep. Marlin Stutzman

Banks is a former Indiana state senator. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republican Jim Banks will defeat Democrat Tommy A. Schrader in Indiana’s 3rd District, the Associated Press projects.

Banks led Schrader, 74 percent to 20 percent, with 25 percent of precincts reporting.

A Tennessean Just Won an Indiana Congressional Seat
Trey Hollingsworth moved to the 9th District last fall

Trey Hollingsworth didn't live in Indiana a year ago.  

But Tuesday night, he was well on his way to becoming the next representative from the 9th District.  

Indiana Will Test Club for Growth's Evolution
Conservative group is selective where it plays in open-seat races

Jim Banks is the Club's pick in Indiana's 3rd District.  (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Club for Growth has made a name for itself trying to unseat GOP incumbents.  

But this year, with its 2010 winners up for re-election, the conservative outside group is playing defense , largely conserving its resources for open-seat opportunities in which it thinks it can make a difference.  

New Ad Could Change Indiana House Race Dynamics
Banks’ poll shows him with advantage as Club for Growth brings reinforcements

Indiana state Sen. Jim Banks has the Club for Growth's backing in his race to replace Rep. Marlin Stutzman. (Meredith Dake-O'Connor/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Indiana’s presidential primary is poised to play a critical role in whether Donald Trump can secure a majority of delegates before the Republican convention. But the Hoosier State is also hosting competitive primary races for the Senate and two open congressional seats on May 3.

As GOP Reps. Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young battle in the Senate primary to replace Republican Dan Coats, there are competitive primaries to replace them in the House.