After impeachment vote in the House a month ago today formally impeached then-President Trump a second time, the challengers began declaring for the 2022 Republican primary
As Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R, IL-16) has become the media darling for never Trumpers across the country and stating he’s highly likely not to seek election to statewide office in Illinois next year, challengers lining up to primary him.
As reported on McHenry County Blog Thursday, Kendall County Republican Chairman James Marter has already kicked off his campaign on conservative radio. Link to the announcement plus Kinzinger’s reaction can be found here.
While Marter has yet to file paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), his 2020 congressional committee is still intact from his unsuccessful 14th Congressional District primary last year.
Filing the day after Kinzinger’s vote for impeachment on January 13 was Gene Koprowski:
Koprowski is a former marketing director for the Heartland Institute, who has issues with allegations of stalking a few years back. A 2018 news story can be seen here.
UPDATE: In letter to U.S. House clerk dated February 14, Koprowski formally withdrew as a candidate for IL-16. The letter was made public this morning through the California Target Book Twitter BOT and can be read at this link.
The next to file was downstate internet entrepreneur Jack Lombardi:
Lombardi, according to his Twitter profile, is a Christian, husband, father, patriot, internet entrepreneur and martial arts enthusiast.
He’s set up a web site and has a brief, amateur introductory video which can be viewed here.
Finally, the most recent FEC filing came from Teresa Marie Pfaff:
Apart from an apartment address in Winnebago County, there is no information about Pfaff.
As it stands on February 13, no real contender has emerged who will give Kinzinger a real challenge next year. Part of the reason, the new district lines have yet to be drawn, and detailed census data needed for the remap will not be available until the end of September.
How the lines will be drawn is up to Illinois Democrats in the General Assembly, knowing one congressional seat is lost, and freshman Republican Congresswoman Mary Miller’s IL-15 district will be on the block for Democrats, one can only conclude Kinzinger’s district will extend south from his Grundy County home to set up a potential Kinzinger-Miller primary next year.
For Saturday’s Scott Presler’s IL-16 volunteer training, sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCdKPkUjS983lAXB6sKMtG9CCbi7Ba2qWhlWtV7V38grixuw/viewform
UPDATE: Details for Saturday’s training with Scott Presler.
CHANGE OF VENUE (received 12:08AM CST)
When: Sat., February 20th
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(Doors open at 9)
700 W Jefferson
The afternoon will be spent going door-to-door, utilizing an app that does not rely on Republican Party voter data to take the party out of the loop. As over 478 volunteers have signed up, strongly recommended to sign-up at the link above to insure there is space available for the morning training.