Kinzinger Outraises Manzullo in 4th Quarter Filing

From the campaign to re-elect Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Illinois 16th District)…

Manzullo sees a 47 percent drop in fundraising as voters turn away from his record of bailouts, Cash for Clunkers, earmarks and massive spending

NEW LENOX, IL – Freshman Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) announced Wednesday that the campaign raised nearly $286,000 in the final three months of 2011 – 68 percent more than his opponent Congressman Don Manzullo, a twenty year incumbent. Overall, the Kinzinger campaign saw a 38 percent increase in fundraising while Congressman Manzullo saw a decrease of 47 percent during the same time period.

The Kinzinger campaign reports more than $651,000 on hand to invest in communicating its message and reaching out to voters in every corner of Illinois’ 16th Congressional District.

“I’m proud of the strong grassroots support our campaign has quickly received across the new 16th Congressional District,” said Kinzinger. “From Winnebago down to Iroquois and DeKalb over to Bureau, our campaign is fueled by constituents who are looking to change the way Congress does business.”

Don Manzullo is facing his first primary challenge in twenty years and is now realizing he must adjust to an electorate who is asking for a smaller, fiscally responsible government. His record of bailouts, Cash for Clunkers, earmarks and massive spending is a complete abandonment of small government principles that voters today value.

Voters are calling for a strong conservative voice that will fight to shake things up in Congress and oppose the status quo. Over the last twelve months, Adam Kinzinger and his freshmen colleagues have banned earmarks, stopped the Obama spending sprees and have changed the conversation in Washington from how much to spend to how much to cut.

“We need new ideas and fresh voices that will strengthen our economy and restore government back into the hands of the people,” said Kinzinger. “I will fight tooth and nail to create an environment where government will become less relevant in your everyday life by advocating for less burdensome regulations and reforming our complicated tax code.”

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.

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