Fox News: GOP Rep. Kinzinger hauls in big bucks after facing Trump's wrath

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted in January to impeach President Trump, said he has brought in $2.2 million in fundraising during the first three months of this year.

"Thank you! Such a strong showing!" the congressman from Illinois tweeted Thursday morning, after media reports of his fundraising haul made headlines.

Kinzinger joined nine of his House GOP colleagues in voting to impeach the then-president, charging that Trump incited the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists and other Trump supporters who aimed to disrupt the congressional certification of President Biden's Electoral College victory.

Trump and his allies have taken aim at all 10 GOP representatives and vowed to back primary challengers against all of them when they are up for reelection next year. In the Senate, the former president is targeting Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the only one of the seven Republicans who voted in February to convict Trump who is up for reelection in 2022.

"Get rid of them all," Trump stressed in a speech a month ago at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gathering in Orlando.

Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran and current lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard, who served two tours of duty in the Iraq war, told reporters on Wednesday that half of his haul – $1.1 million – was raised by his congressional campaign fund. He noted that the figure was nearly three times what he brought in for the same period in the 2020 election cycle and more than three times what he hauled in during the first quarter of the first year of the 2018 election cycle.

Another $1.1 million was raised the past three months for the "Country First" PAC he launched in late January to take aim at Republicans who continue to embrace Trump.

While he has yet to formally announce his 2022 reelection bid, Kinzinger has said, "My priority is to get reelected. My priority is to continue to build this idea of country first and this movement, to help people that think likewise."


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  • Maura Gillespie
    published this page in News 2021-04-02 10:29:14 -0500