Latest TV Ad Exposes Kinzinger's 'Show Votes' to Increase Nearly $200 Billion in Spending

From the Campaign to re-elect Rep. Don Manzullo (R., 16th District)…

(ROCKFORD) Congressman Don Manzullo (R-IL) unveiled his latest TV ad today that shows his opponent, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), is not serious at all — despite what he says — about cutting wasteful spending, balancing the budget, and paying down the debt.

The ad, entitled “Watch This,” explores Kinzinger’s contention that 26 votes he took to spend nearly $200 billion early last year were “show votes” that didn’t matter because they didn’t become law. Using Kinzinger’s logic, the votes the House took last year to repeal Obamacare, balance the budget, and produce more American made energy were also “show votes” that didn’t matter because President Obama didn’t sign them into law.

Manzullo’s ad again shows a sharp contrast between Manzullo and Kinzinger on spending and debt issues. The fact is Kinzinger voted 79 times last year to spend $209 billion more than Manzullo. In addition, Kinzinger voted against the only budget alternative that would have balanced the budget within 10 years (Manzullo supported it.) Heritage Action for America last year said Kinzinger was among the six freshmen “most reluctant to cut spending.”

Manzullo, who has voted more than 700 times to cut more than $2.6 trillion in government spending since 2007, has earned the endorsement of eight national or statewide conservative groups and leaders in his race against Kinzinger. Endorsing Manzullo are the Illinois Tea Party, Eagle Forum of Illinois, Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC, Illinois Citizens for Life federal PAC, Family-PAC Federal, the Illinois Conservatives (a statewide group of 4,000 young conservatives under 35 years old), the Madison Project, and RedState Editor and CNN conservative political commentator Erick Erickson.

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