Adam Kinzinger

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U.S. Representative

Adam Kinzinger (R)


Leadership: No leadership position
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: N/a

Incumbent running: No

2012 candidates for IL-16

Confirmed: Adam Kinzinger, Wanda Rohl
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
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Adam Kinzinger is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 11th district of the State of Illinois, since 2011.


Positions, record and controversies

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"Halvorson, Kinzinger hope to slide ahead on oil spill"  Morris Daily Herald. June 19, 2010.

This article details Kinzinger's suggestion to open up the BP spill to foreign help. He noted that the spill should be an international affair, and the federal government should “open dialog with other oil companies and say, ‘What do you guys have,’ and to other nations and say, ‘What kind of boats can you guys bring down here to help us skim the oil off.” Kinzinger's also suggests to create a donation fund "to keep the pressure off of BP." He states that the main focus, however, should be on plugging the hole and stopping the flow of oil by any means necessary.


"Kinzinger: Prioritize Nuclear Energy"  Morris Daily Herald. June 24, 2010.

This article discusses Kinzinger's commitment to nuclear energy. He notes that "there is a swing of sentiment in the United States toward favoring nuclear power" which should be harnessed in support of energy legislation. Kinzinger offers some potential initiatives to promote nuclear energy including increasing the number of plants through a three point program. The program prioritizes increasing nuclear plants, reprocessing waste, and creating a national waste storage plan.

"Kinzinger Unveils His Nuclear Energy Plan" Ottawa Delivered. June 23, 2010.

This article also discusses Kinzinger’s particular interest in nuclear power and his proposal to make a nation nuclear waste storage plan. Kinzinger has vowed to make nuclear energy a top priority if he is elected. Nuclear energy will prove to be a hot topic in the 11th district which hosts thre nuclear power stations.


"Kinzinger turns focus to economy"  Morris Daily Herald. April 15, 2010.

Kinzinger strongly opposes cap and trade legislation on the grounds that it will alienate major industries and producers who will leave the county if the bill is passed. Eliminating the threat of a cap-and-trade bill is at the top of Kinzinger's priorities as it would hurt the local economy. He instead support alternative methods of gaining energy independence, stating, "This agenda will lead to real jobs and make all the difference to workers and employers in the 11th District and the country.”


"POLITICS: Candidate Kinzinger calls for health care bill's repeal -- The GOP nominee says Halvorson 'out of touch' with district" MyWebTimes. March 24, 2010.

Kinzinger called for the repeal of the health care bill only hours after President Obama signed it into law. He supports the creation of an alternative bipartisan bill that can deal with the structural issues in health care "without a new giant government bureaucracy." Kinzinger named his campaign to repeal the health care bill the "Repeal and Restart" tour.


2010 elections

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2010 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Exelon Corp$ 20,300
New York Life Insurance$ 13,600
Northwestern Mutual$ 13,500
Kirkland & Ellis$ 12,250
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 12,000
Boeing Co$ 10,500
AGL Resources$ 10,000
American College of Radiology$ 10,000
Association of Equipment Manufacturers$ 10,000
AT&T Inc$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Adam Kinzinger
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations




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    Ph: 202-225-3635 Fax: 202- 225-3521
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