Rep. Adam Kinzinger raised $2.2 million across his political committees in the first quarter as the embattled Illinois Republican girds to face a primary challenger aligned with former President Donald Trump.
Kinzinger, targeted by Trump and his allies after voting to impeach the former president earlier this year, raised $1.1 million into his reelection campaign in January, February, and March — and another $1.1 million into his political action committee. The six-term congressman, 43, has not made a final decision on running for reelection in 2022 but is proceeding apace so that he is prepared to mount a vigorous campaign.
“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,” Kinzinger told reporters Wednesday during a video news conference.
Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran, had always been a Trump skeptic. But the congressman supported him over President Joe