Kinzinger Draws Broad GOP Support For IL-11 Bid

Posted July 14, 2009 at 1:09pm

Illinois Republican Adam Kinzinger is one of several Republicans challenging first-term Democratic Rep. Debbie Halvorson. But his financial support from members of Congress inside and outside Illinois rate him as the favorite in the February 2010 primary.

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Kinzinger, an Iraq War veteran, filed a campaign report with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday that said he raised $112,000 in this year’s second quarter, including $20,000 from political committees.

Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia gave $5,000 to Kinzinger from his leadership PAC, Every Republican Is Crucial (ERIC) PAC. Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, the representative from the Peoria-based 18th District, gave $5,000 from his leadership organization, Generation Y Fund.