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Politico: Madison Cawthorn sees the handiwork of Adam Kinzinger in his GOP primary loss. And Kinzinger is ready to take credit.
That's a 'zinger: Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) and his allies, looking back at the polarizing conservative's primary loss to GOP nominee Chuck Edwards last month, are pointing fingers at Rep. Adam Kinzinger's (R-Ill.) PAC. And the retiring Kinzinger is more than happy to take credit for Cawthorn's demise.
One look at the results of Georgia’s primary election last week led many Republicans to believe it was the product of Democratic meddling. Former President Donald J. Trump’s recruited challengers lost in grand fashion in his most sought-after races: David Perdue was routed by Gov. Brian Kemp by more than 50 percentage points, while Representative Jody Hice fell to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger by nearly 20.
Diane Murray struggled with her decision all the way up to Election Day.
But when the time came, the 54-year-old Georgia Democrat cast a ballot in last week's Republican primary for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. While state law allowed her to participate in either party's primary, she said it felt like a violation of her core values to vote for the Republican. But it had to be done, she decided, to prevent a Donald Trump-backed "election denier" from becoming the battleground state's election chief.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) slammed Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) on Wednesday and said in an interview that his primary loss is “good for the country.”
BY CONGRESSMAN ADAM KINZINGER
America is at a crossroads. Politically speaking, so am I.
In Utah’s 4th Congressional District, Rep. Burgess Owens continues to raise money hand over fist, pulling in $382,646 for the quarter and just over $2 million in total for the 2022 election cycle. That robust fundraising has come in handy as the Owens campaign has spent nearly twice as much as they raised in 2022. So far this election cycle, they’ve spent almost $100,000 more than they’ve raised.
In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the original plan was for an independent investigatory panel along the lines of the 9/11 Commission. Before it could be created, congressional Republicans made a series of demands, which appeared intended to derail the process. Democrats nevertheless accepted the GOP’s terms, at which point Republicans killed the idea anyway.
Readers of this column know that I am no fan of either major political party in this country. In nearly every national election for quite some time, extreme polarization in our political process has produced, with grim efficiency, atrocious candidates who substantially represent no one except those on the fringes of the political spectrum.
American Military News: Video: Rep. Kinzinger calls Tucker Carlson ‘evil’ for ‘spewing Russian propaganda’
In a video posted on Twitter on Monday, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) called Fox News host Tucker Carlson “complete evil” for allegedly “spewing … Russian propaganda and not news.”
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is planning trips to Iowa and New Hampshire. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is considering a rough timeline for a potential presidential announcement. And allies of Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., are openly talking up her White House prospects.