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Kicinski is 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 New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 22nd congressional district elections, 2012|22nd District]]. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket and will challenge incumbent [[Richard Hanna]] in the June 26 Republican primary.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012]</ref>
 
Kicinski is 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 New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 22nd congressional district elections, 2012|22nd District]]. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket and will challenge incumbent [[Richard Hanna]] in the June 26 Republican primary.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012]</ref>
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Hanna has the obvious advantage of being an incumbent, along with having campaign funds far exceeding those of any competitors.<ref>[http://www.littlefallstimes.com/topstories/x1805318864/Hanna-leads-congressional-fundraising-in-new-22nd-District ''Little Falls Times'' "Hanna leads congressional fundraising in new 22nd District," June 19, 2012]</ref>
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Kicinski, who founded a local Tea Party group, says Hanna hasn't made good on his campaign promises to reduce the budget and uphold the debt limit.<ref name="hk">[http://oneidadispatch.com/articles/2012/06/20/news/doc4fe2637346248362998866.txt?viewmode=2 ''Oneida Dispatch'' "Hanna, Kicinski vie for 22nd Congressional District GOP bid," June 20, 2012]</ref> Kicinski supports more immediate changes, while Hanna has worked toward 20- or 30-year plans.<ref name="hk"/> Kicinski has also pledged not to raise the debt ceiling, while he says Hanna voted three times to raise the debt ceiling.<ref>[http://www.newschannel34.com/content/developingnews/story/Kicinski-Says-No-New-Debt-Limit/Yuwsk1JAJ0KQuF0bqqaLRg.cspx ''News Channel 34'' "Kicinski Says "No New Debt Limit"," June 21, 2012]</ref>
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Neither candidate supports federal subsidies for wind energy, and both support hydrofracking, a controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas, although Kicinski says he only supports it if done responsibly. Both oppose the nationalized health care bill known as Obamacare, but Hanna sees some good parts of the bill, particularly those requiring coverage for pre-existing conditions.<ref name="hk"/>
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Kicinski has also been endorsed by two state pro-life groups.<ref>[http://www.uticaod.com/latestnews/x1267872811/NYS-Right-To-Life-Committee-endorses-Kicinski ''Utica Observer-Dispatch'' "NYS Right To Life Committee endorses Kicinski," June 11, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.uticaod.com/elections/x285935511/Kicinski-endorsed-by-pro-life-PAC ''Utica Observer-Dispatch'' "Kicinski endorsed by pro-life PAC," June 20, 2012]</ref> Hanna, who was backed by the Conservative Party in his 2010 takeover of a Democratic-held seat, has been passed over by the Conservatives this year due to his moderate voting record. "I think both parties are owned by their extremes.... So, someplace the solutions are going to come out of that 70, 80 percent of people who don't fit those outer places," he said.<ref>[http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/585275/hanna-faces-challenging-race/ ''Central NY YNN'' "Hanna faces challenging race," May 22, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Michael Kicinski Sr.
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U.S. House, New York, District 22
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Michael Kicinski Sr. is a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 22nd Congressional District of New York.

Kicinski founded a local Tea Party group, and worked as an electronics engineer.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 22nd congressional district elections, 2012

Kicinski is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 22nd District. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket and will challenge incumbent Richard Hanna in the June 26 Republican primary.[2]

Hanna has the obvious advantage of being an incumbent, along with having campaign funds far exceeding those of any competitors.[3]

Kicinski, who founded a local Tea Party group, says Hanna hasn't made good on his campaign promises to reduce the budget and uphold the debt limit.[1] Kicinski supports more immediate changes, while Hanna has worked toward 20- or 30-year plans.[1] Kicinski has also pledged not to raise the debt ceiling, while he says Hanna voted three times to raise the debt ceiling.[4]

Neither candidate supports federal subsidies for wind energy, and both support hydrofracking, a controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas, although Kicinski says he only supports it if done responsibly. Both oppose the nationalized health care bill known as Obamacare, but Hanna sees some good parts of the bill, particularly those requiring coverage for pre-existing conditions.[1]

Kicinski has also been endorsed by two state pro-life groups.[5][6] Hanna, who was backed by the Conservative Party in his 2010 takeover of a Democratic-held seat, has been passed over by the Conservatives this year due to his moderate voting record. "I think both parties are owned by their extremes.... So, someplace the solutions are going to come out of that 70, 80 percent of people who don't fit those outer places," he said.[7]

Endorsements

2012

Kicinski has been endorsed by the New York State Right to Life Committee,[8] as well as by a state pro-life PAC.[9]

Personal

Kicinski has 12 children.[1]

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