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|Position = U.S. House, Illinois, District 16
 
|Position = U.S. House, Illinois, District 16
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = January 3, 2013
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|Tenure = January 2011-Present
 
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Political party = Republican
 
|Political party = Republican
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|Predecessor = [[Debbie Halvorson]] (D)
 
|Leadership =
 
|Leadership =
 
|Years leadership =
 
|Years leadership =
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|Term limits = N/A
 
|Term limits = N/A
 
|Next election = [[Illinois' 16th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Next election = [[Illinois' 16th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=3916047
 
|Prior office =U.S. House, Illinois, District 11
 
|Prior office =U.S. House, Illinois, District 11
 
|Prior office years=2011-2013
 
|Prior office years=2011-2013
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|Birthday = February 27, 1978
 
|Birthday = February 27, 1978
 
|Place of birth = Kankakee, Illinois
 
|Place of birth = Kankakee, Illinois
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|Net worth = $146,003
 
|Profession = U.S. Air Force Pilot
 
|Profession = U.S. Air Force Pilot
 
|Religion = Protestant
 
|Religion = Protestant
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{{tnr}}'''Adam Daniel Kinzinger''' (b. February 27, 1978)  is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Kinzinger was elected by voters from [[Illinois' 16th congressional district]].
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{{tnr}}'''Adam Daniel Kinzinger''' (b. February 27, 1978 in Kankakee, Illinois)  is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Kinzinger was elected by voters from [[Illinois' 16th congressional district]]. He was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010.<ref name="about"/>
  
After the 2011 redistricting process, Kinzinger was moved to [[Illinois' 16th congressional district|the 16th Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]]. In the new district, he defeated incumbent [[Donald A. Manzullo]] in the [[Republican]] [[Illinois' 16th congressional district elections, 2012|primary]] on March 20, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandList.aspx?SearchType=Type+Of+Office&ListType=RESULTS+OF+SEARCH+BY+TYPE+OF+OFFICE&ElectionID=32&ElectionType=GP&ElectionDate=3%2f20%2f2012&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=REPRESENTATIVE+IN+CONGRESS&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cFileDateTime%2c+vwCandidates.Sequence%2c+LotteryLastName%2c+LotteryFirstName ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List" Accessed December 27, 2011] </ref>
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After the 2011 redistricting process, Kinzinger moved to [[Illinois' 16th congressional district|the 16th Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]]. In the new district, he defeated incumbent [[Donald A. Manzullo]] in the [[Republican]] [[Illinois' 16th congressional district elections, 2012|primary]] on March 20, 2012, and went on to win re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandList.aspx?SearchType=Type+Of+Office&ListType=RESULTS+OF+SEARCH+BY+TYPE+OF+OFFICE&ElectionID=32&ElectionType=GP&ElectionDate=3%2f20%2f2012&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=REPRESENTATIVE+IN+CONGRESS&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cFileDateTime%2c+vwCandidates.Sequence%2c+LotteryLastName%2c+LotteryFirstName ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List" Accessed December 27, 2011] </ref>
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Kinzinger is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/adam_kinzinger/412421 ''Gov Track'' "Adam Kinzinger" Accessed April 11, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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==Career==
 
==Career==
*2011-Present: [[United States House of Representatives]], [[Illinois' 11th congressional district]]
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*2013-Present: [[United States House of Representatives]], [[Illinois' 16th congressional district]]
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*2011-2013: [[United States House of Representatives]], [[Illinois' 11th congressional district]]
 
*2003-2011: United States Air Force<ref name="biography"> [http://kinzinger.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Congressman Adam Kinzinger'' "Meet Adam" Accessed November 2, 2011] </ref>
 
*2003-2011: United States Air Force<ref name="biography"> [http://kinzinger.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Congressman Adam Kinzinger'' "Meet Adam" Accessed November 2, 2011] </ref>
  
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'''Immigration'''<br>
 
'''Immigration'''<br>
 
Kinzinger understands the first step in solving the nation's immigration problem to be securing our borders. He views the National Guard as playing an "important support role" in that process.
 
Kinzinger understands the first step in solving the nation's immigration problem to be securing our borders. He views the National Guard as playing an "important support role" in that process.
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===Targeted by Club for Growth Action===
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In February 2013, the [[Club for Growth]] Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched a website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com." According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website will offer Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action will rotate liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Kinzinger was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 56%.<ref>[http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/club-for-growth-targets-idahos-simpson-for-defeat-in-2014/ ''Idaho Statesman,'' "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," February 27, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/club-for-growth-leads-conservative-charge-sometimes-at-republicans/?ref=politics ''The New York Times,'' "Club for Growth Leads Conservative Charge, Sometimes at Republicans," March 13, 2013]</ref>
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===Specific votes===
 
===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 16th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois' 16th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Kinzinger defeated Democrat [[Wanda Rohl]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Illinois"]</ref> Kinzinger was running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 16th congressional district elections, 2012|16th District]]. Kinzinger had challenged the 16th district's incumbent, [[Donald A. Manzullo]], for the nomination on the [[Republican]] ticket. <ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandList.aspx?SearchType=Type+Of+Office&ListType=RESULTS+OF+SEARCH+BY+TYPE+OF+OFFICE&ElectionID=32&ElectionType=GP&ElectionDate=3%2f20%2f2012&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=REPRESENTATIVE+IN+CONGRESS&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cFileDateTime%2c+vwCandidates.Sequence%2c+LotteryLastName%2c+LotteryFirstName ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List" Accessed December 27, 2011] </ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.
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Kinzinger defeated Democrat [[Wanda Rohl]] in the general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/illinois/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Illinois"]</ref> Kinzinger was running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 16th congressional district elections, 2012|16th District]]. Kinzinger defeated the 16th district's incumbent, [[Donald A. Manzullo]], for the nomination on the [[Republican]] ticket. <ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/CandList.aspx?SearchType=Type+Of+Office&ListType=RESULTS+OF+SEARCH+BY+TYPE+OF+OFFICE&ElectionID=32&ElectionType=GP&ElectionDate=3%2f20%2f2012&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=REPRESENTATIVE+IN+CONGRESS&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cFileDateTime%2c+vwCandidates.Sequence%2c+LotteryLastName%2c+LotteryFirstName ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List" Accessed December 27, 2011] </ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.
  
Kinzinger defeated [[Donald A. Manzullo|Manzullo]] in the [[Illinois' 16th congressional district elections, 2012|Republican primary]] on March 20, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref> There was no [[Democratic]] primary because no candidates filed to run. Because of this, Kinzinger is almost guaranteed an unopposed race in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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Kinzinger defeated [[Donald A. Manzullo|Manzullo]] in the [[Illinois' 16th congressional district elections, 2012|Republican primary]] on March 20, 2012.<ref name="abc">[http://abclocal.go.com/wls/elections/local/results ''ABC News 7'' "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012]</ref> There was no [[Democratic]] primary because no candidates filed to run.
 
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{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
|Chamber= U.S. House, Illinois' 16th Congressional District
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|Chamber= U.S. House, Illinois District 16
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|winner1 =Adam Kinzinger
 
|winner1 =Adam Kinzinger
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|candidate3=
 
|candidate3=
 
|candidate4=
 
|candidate4=
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|Inc1=Y
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|Inc2=Y
 
|votes1 = 45546
 
|votes1 = 45546
 
|votes2 =38889
 
|votes2 =38889
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|}
 
|}
  
===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Kinzinger won election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Deborah L. Halvorson ([[Democratic|D]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
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{{Collapsible history section
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|Name = Adam Kinzinger
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
  
{{Election box 2010
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|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 11th Congressional District, General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|winner1 = Adam Kinzinger
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|Inc2 = Y
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|candidate2 = Deborah L. Halvorson
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|votes1 = 129108
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|votes2 = 96019
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}}
 
}}
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2012===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name=Kinzinger
|Name =Adam Kinzinger (2012)<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H0IL11052 ''FEC Reports'' "Adam Kinzinger Summary Reports" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|year=2010
|Political Party =Republican
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|Editdate=April 5, 2013
|Report 1 =Pre-Primary<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/726/12951929726/12951929726.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "Pre Primary" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00030667&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Adam Kinzinger" Accessed April 5, 2013]</ref>
|Date 1 =March 8, 2012
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|party=Republican
|Beginning Balance 1 =651089.28
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|totalraised2012=2034418
|Total Contributions 1 =  243674.14
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|result2012=Won
|Expenditures 1=579956.92
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 16th congressional district|District 16]])
|Cash on Hand 1 =314806.50
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|totalraised2010=1881629
|Report 2 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/pdf/792/12952264792/12952264792.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "April Quarterly" Accessed July 13, 2012]</ref>
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|result2010=Won
|Date 2 =April 13, 2012
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|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Illinois, [[Illinois' 11th congressional district|District 11]])
|Beginning Balance 2 =314806.50
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|Total Contributions 2 =264242.08
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|Expenditures 2=351750.94
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|Cash on Hand 2 =227297.64
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|Report 3 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/951/12952464951/12952464951.pdf#navpanes=0 ''FEC Reports'' "July Quarterly" Accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 3 =July 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 3 =227297.64
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|Total Contributions 3 =134067.35
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|Expenditures 3=155212.17
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|Cash on Hand 3 =206152.82
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|Report 4 =October Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/392/12954407392/12954407392.pdf ''FEC Reports'' "October Quarterly" Accessed November 23, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 4 =October 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 4 =206152.82
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|Total Contributions 4 =219035.57
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|Expenditures 4=166168.07
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|Cash on Hand 4 =259020.32
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|Report 5 =Pre-General<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/722/12940487722/12940487722.pdf ''FEC Reports'' "Pre-General" Accessed November 23, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 5 =October 25, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 5 =259020.32
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|Total Contributions 5 =28890
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|Expenditures 5=157212.49
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|Cash on Hand 5 =130697.83
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===2012===
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[[File:Adam Kinzinger 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Kinzinger's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Kinzinger won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Kinzinger's campaign committee raised a total of $2,034,418 and spent $1,972,829.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030667&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Adam Kinzinger 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber =U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 16th Congressional District 
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|party =  Republican
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|total raised =  $2,034,418
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|total spent =$1,972,829
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|opponent raised =  $36,264
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|opponent spent = $31,837
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|org1 = Exelon Corp
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|org2 = Ozinga Brothers
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|org3 =  Horton Group
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|org4 =  Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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|org5 =  Comcast Corp
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|orgdonor1 =  $32,000
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|orgdonor2 = $18,800
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|orgdonor3 = $17,400
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|orgdonor4 =  $17,000
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|orgdonor5 =  $14,500
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|ind1 =  Leadership PACs
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|ind2 = Insurance
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|ind3 =  Securities & Investment
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|ind4 = Health Professionals
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|ind5 = Electric Utilities
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|inddonor1 =  $93,500
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|inddonor2 =  $82,500
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|inddonor3 = $81,400
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|inddonor4 = $79,050
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|inddonor5 = $77,750
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|}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kinzinger paid his congressional staff a total of $906,652 in 2011.  He ranks 120th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 149th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2749/Rep_Adam_Kinzinger.html LegiStorm "Adam Kinzinger"]</ref>
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====2013====
 
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Kinzinger is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," as of June 17, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/adam_kinzinger/412421 ''Gov Track'' "Adam Kinzinger" Accessed June 17, 2013]</ref>
===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Kinzinger's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $62,006 and $230,000. That averages to $146,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 6.18% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030667&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kinzinger (R-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Kinzinger's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $50,008 and $225,000. That averages to $137,504, which is lower than  the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030667&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kinzinger, (R-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
====2011====
 
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Kinzinger ranked 202nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Kinzinger ranked 194th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Kinzinger ranked 194th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Political Positions===
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===Voting with party===
====Percentage voting with party====
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====2013====
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
|name=Adam Kinzinger
 
|name=Adam Kinzinger
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
|percent=91%
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|percent=95.4%
|rank=174
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|rank=155th
|total=242
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|total=233
 
|chamber=House
 
|chamber=House
|year=November 2011
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|year=June 2013
 
|RHouse=Y
 
|RHouse=Y
 
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}}
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===Lifetime missed votes===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Kinzinger missed 35 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 2.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/adam_kinzinger/412421 ''GovTrack,'' "Adam Kinzinger," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kinzinger paid his congressional staff a total of $906,652 in 2011.  He ranks 120th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 149th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Illinois]] ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2749/Rep_Adam_Kinzinger.html LegiStorm "Adam Kinzinger"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Kinzinger's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $62,006 and $230,000. That averages to $146,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 6.18% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030667&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kinzinger (R-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Kinzinger's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $50,008 and $225,000. That averages to $137,504, which is lower than  the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030667&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kinzinger, (R-Illinois), 2010"]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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*[http://kinzinger.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://kinzinger.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://www.electadam.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.electadam.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/questionnaires/2749550,11CDKinzinger.article 2012 candidate questionnaire] at the ''Chicago Sun-Times''
 
*[http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/questionnaires/2749550,11CDKinzinger.article 2012 candidate questionnaire] at the ''Chicago Sun-Times''
 
*[http://elections.chicagotribune.com/editorial/adam-kinzinger/ 2012 candidate questionnaire] at the ''Chicago Tribune''
 
*[http://elections.chicagotribune.com/editorial/adam-kinzinger/ 2012 candidate questionnaire] at the ''Chicago Tribune''

Revision as of 12:20, 1 July 2013

Adam Kinzinger
Adam Kinzinger.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 16
Incumbent
In office
January 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDebbie Halvorson (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,916,047
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, Illinois, District 11
2011-2013
County Board member in McLean County, Illinois
1998-2003
Education
High schoolNormal Community West High School
Bachelor'sIllinois State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service2003-2010
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 27, 1978
Place of birthKankakee, Illinois
ProfessionU.S. Air Force Pilot
Net worth$146,003
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Adam Daniel Kinzinger (b. February 27, 1978 in Kankakee, Illinois) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Kinzinger was elected by voters from Illinois' 16th congressional district. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010.[1]

After the 2011 redistricting process, Kinzinger moved to the 16th Congressional District of Illinois. In the new district, he defeated incumbent Donald A. Manzullo in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012, and went on to win re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Kinzinger is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Kinzinger was born in Kankakee to an elementary school teacher and a CEO of a faith-based organization. He lived in Watseka when he was very young, but spent most of his childhood growing up in Bloomington, Illinois.[1]

Kinzinger earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in 2000. During his sophomore year, he was elected to the McLean County Board, becoming one of the board's youngest members in the county's history. Kinzinger was commissioned into the Air Force in November 2003 and continues to serve as a pilot in the Illinois Air National Guard. [1]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Kinzinger serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Kinzinger served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Economy
Kinzinger discussed "several things Washington must do in order to help get our economy moving forward."

  • Tackling our debt head on and eliminating unnecessary spending
  • Reducing the size and scope of government and reining in out-of-control regulations
  • Simplifying the tax code
  • Enacting the three pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea
  • Increasing energy production here at home – making out nation energy secure, lowering the cost of gas and creating new domestic jobs

Energy
Kinzinger advocated for the expansion of domestic oil production and "aggressively" exploring other energy resources, including wind, nuclear, coal, off-shore oil, natural gas, and oil shale in order to "reduce our foreign dependence and stop relying on countries that do not share our national interests."

Fiscal Responsibility
Kinzinger called for "independent" voices to vote against the bank bailout (TARP) and bailing out Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. He believes new spending should be limited to "critical national security and infrastructure needs."

Health Care
Kinzinger voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. His solution to increasing the number of people with health insurance is lowering costs and lowering the price of premiums by "allowing associations and small businesses to band together, enacting tort reform, permitting Americans to buy insurance across state lines and implementing full Federal tax deductibility for qualified medical expenses."

Immigration
Kinzinger understands the first step in solving the nation's immigration problem to be securing our borders. He views the National Guard as playing an "important support role" in that process.

Targeted by Club for Growth Action

In February 2013, the Club for Growth Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched a website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com." According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website will offer Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action will rotate liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Kinzinger was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 56%.[6][7]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Kinzinger voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Polls

2012 election

Kinzinger celebrates his primary victory over Don Manzullo on March 20, 2012.
Don Manzullo vs. Adam Kinzinger
Poll Don Manzullo Adam KinzingerUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research
February 6-7, 2012
43%43%14%+/-5.7301
We Ask America
February 19-20, 2012
34%47%19%+/-2.621,395
We Ask America
March 11-12, 2012
42.64%42.25%15.11%+/-2.441,605
AVERAGES 39.88% 44.08% 16.04% +/-3.59 1,100.33
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Elections

Adam Kinzinger for House campaign logo.

2012

See also: Illinois' 16th congressional district elections, 2012

Kinzinger defeated Democrat Wanda Rohl in the general election.[9] Kinzinger was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 16th District. Kinzinger defeated the 16th district's incumbent, Donald A. Manzullo, for the nomination on the Republican ticket. [10] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.

Kinzinger defeated Manzullo in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[11] There was no Democratic primary because no candidates filed to run.

U.S. House, Illinois District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Kinzinger Incumbent 61.8% 181,789
     Democratic Wanda Rohl 38.2% 112,301
Total Votes 294,090
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois District 16 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Kinzinger Incumbent 53.9% 45,546
Donald Manzullo Incumbent 46.1% 38,889
Total Votes 84,435

Campaign media

Kinzinger for Congress "New Way" ad

Kinzinger for Congress "Our Debt" Ad

Kinzinger for Congress Bio Ad: New Breed of Conservatives"

Kinzinger for Congress "Lost his Way" ad

Kinzinger for Congress "About our Future" Ad

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kinzinger is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kinzinger raised a total of $3,916,047 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[13]

Adam Kinzinger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 16) Won $2,034,418
2010 U.S. House (Illinois, District 11) Won $1,881,629
Grand Total Raised $3,916,047

2012

Breakdown of the source of Kinzinger's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Kinzinger won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Kinzinger's campaign committee raised a total of $2,034,418 and spent $1,972,829.[14]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Kinzinger's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Kinzinger won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kinzinger's campaign committee raised a total of $788,025 and spent $259,411.[15]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 11th Congressional District, 2010 - Adam Kinzinger Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $788,025
Total Spent $259,411
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,695,432
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $2,502,037
Top contributors to Adam Kinzinger's campaign committee
Exelon Corp$15,500
Stark Construction$11,000
Pacmoore Products$10,000
Comcast Corp$7,750
Alston & Bird$6,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Electric Utilities$29,750
Securities & Investment$21,750
TV/Movies/Music$20,250
Lobbyists$19,250
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$18,000

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

2013

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kinzinger is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 17, 2013.[16]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Kinzinger ranked 202nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[17]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Kinzinger ranked 194th in the conservative rankings.[18]

Voting with party

2013

Adam Kinzinger voted with the Republican Party 95.4% of the time, which ranked 155th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[19]

Lifetime missed votes

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Kinzinger missed 35 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 2.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[20]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kinzinger paid his congressional staff a total of $906,652 in 2011. He ranks 120th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 149th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranks 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[21]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Kinzinger's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $62,006 and $230,000. That averages to $146,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 6.18% from 2010.[22]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Kinzinger's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $50,008 and $225,000. That averages to $137,504, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[23]

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Personal

Kinzinger was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the publication's "40 Under 40 Rising Stars of American Politics." He lives in Channahon, Illinois. [3]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Adam Kinzinger for Congress "About Adam" Accessed November 2, 2011
  2. Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List" Accessed December 27, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 Congressman Adam Kinzinger "Meet Adam" Accessed November 2, 2011
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. Congressman Adam Kinzinger "Commitee Assignment" Accessed November 2, 2011
  6. Idaho Statesman, "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," February 27, 2013
  7. The New York Times, "Club for Growth Leads Conservative Charge, Sometimes at Republicans," March 13, 2013
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  10. Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List" Accessed December 27, 2011
  11. ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Adam Kinzinger" Accessed April 5, 2013
  14. Open Secrets "Adam Kinzinger 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Adam Kinzinger 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011
  16. Gov Track "Adam Kinzinger" Accessed June 17, 2013
  17. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  18. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  19. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  20. GovTrack, "Adam Kinzinger," Accessed April 1, 2013
  21. LegiStorm "Adam Kinzinger"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Kinzinger (R-Ill), 2011"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Kinzinger, (R-Illinois), 2010"
Political offices
Preceded by
Debbie Halvorson
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 11
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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County Board Member, McLean County, Illinois
1998-2003
Succeeded by
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