From the campaign to re-elect Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Illinois 16th District)…
New Lenox, Ill. – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) today filed his petitions with the Illinois State Board of Elections with more than 1,700 signatures, nearly three times the number needed to place his name on the March Primary ballot. Kinzinger issued the following statement:
“I’m humbled by the strong, widespread support our campaign has received early on throughout the district. The more than 1,700 signatures represent the hard work and dedication of so many supporters who are committed to changing the way Washington does business.
“Over the last twelve months, we have changed the conversation on Capitol Hill from how much to spend to how much to cut. However, like my supporters, I believe there is a lot of work left to be done.
“We must have strong, fresh conservative voices in Congress who will vote against the status quo. While voting to repeal government-run health care and blocking threats of a national energy tax and second stimulus are a start, Americans also need independent voices who will vote against the bailouts and against more government spending.
“At a time when our national debt exceeds $15 trillion, we must continue to make the bold but necessary budget cuts that will refuel our economy and leave future generations with the same opportunities that many of us have been blessed with. It won’t happen overnight, but it certainly does not have to take twenty years, either.”
Adam Kinzinger is a freshman serving in the United States Congress. Since he was sworn into Congress in January 2011, Kinzinger has been named to the Energy and Commerce Committee, to the House Transition Team and a Republican Deputy Whip. Kinzinger also serves in the Air National Guard, while in Congress, with the current rank of Captain.