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25 News: Bloomington native Kinzinger hints political future does not include statewide office

U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger, who started his political career in Bloomington-Normal, is indicating he will not run for Illinois governor or U.S. Senator, and instead is focusing on a nationwide struggle that he says is the “fight of our lives.”

Chicago Sun Times: Kinzinger big story of 2021; preview of Illinois politics in 2022

The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol transformed Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., from a conspiracy fighter to one of the few elected Republicans in the entire nation willing to take on the Trump wing of the GOP, resulting in the end of his career in the House. The arc of that story is one of the biggest I covered in 2021.

The Hill: Trump war with GOP seeps into midterms

Former President Trump’s war with his staunch GOP critics on Capitol Hill is seeping into every corner of the 2022 campaign trail.

Iroquois Times Republic: A path forward for Adam Kinzinger

What is Adam Kinzinger going to do? What should he do? Friends ask me. His options aren’t good, yet I have a path forward for Kinzinger.

Crain’s Chicago Business: Adam Kinzinger on his path from rising star to pariah: A.D. Q&A podcast

Shortly after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Adam Kinzinger predicted that without his bully pulpit, Donald Trump’s grip on the GOP would loosen.

Washington Times: Kinzinger makes pitch for PAC donations in Thanksgiving ad

Rep. Adam Kinzinger has made a pitch for donations to his “Country First” political action committee in a new ad, pushing for unity on Thanksgiving.

Rolling Stone: Tucker Carlson Is a ‘Manipulative Son of a Bitch’ — and Other Thoughts from Adam Kinzinger

Adam Kinzinger is the kind of Republican that Democrats say we need in Congress to put American politics on a more even keel.

Quad City Times/Chicago Tribune: Kinzinger hasn't ruled out presidential bid

Less than a week after announcing he would not seek reelection to Congress under a Democratic redistricting map, Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger told CNN Thursday he is weighing possible statewide bids for Illinois governor or U.S. senator in next year’s election.

CNN: Adam Kinzinger isn't ruling out a 2024 presidential bid as he considers his future after the House

Rep. Adam Kinzinger is actively weighing whether to seek his political fortunes in the Senate, the Illinois governor's mansion or even the White House, despite serious questions about whether there's any future at all for a Donald Trump critic like him in today's GOP.

Deseret News: Will pro-impeachment Republicans become an endangered species?

And then there were eight.

The number of House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in January and plan to run for reelection next year is down after Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., said last week he won’t seek reelection. Kinzinger is the second of 10 pro-impeachment House Republicans who’ve declined to run next year, following Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, of Ohio, who made his announcement in September.