POLITICO reporting Friday morning McHenry County’s Catalina Lauf spotted at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort presumably meeting with the former President and/or his people about her 2022 primary challenge to Adam Kinzinger
Some should have likely thought this kind of meeting was inevitable.
Republican, and McHenry County’s own Catalina Lauf, who declared her candidacy on February 23 at 5PM CST against Congressman Adam Kinzinger would meet with former President Donald Trump and/or his people in Florida.
Now, according to POLITICO on Friday morning, it has happened.
“SPOTTED: CATALINA LAUF, a pro-Trump Republican primarying Rep. ADAM KINZINGER (R-Ill.) in 2022, at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday evening, in the latest sign that Trump is serious about primarying his House GOP antagonists.”POLITICO Playbook, 3/5/21 by Tara Palmieri and reported in POLITICO Illinois Playbook by Shia Kapos 3/5/21
The reference by Tara Palmieri in her article was amid the context of the conflict between the former President and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R, CA-23) and McCarthy’s preference for Trump to not back any of the primary challengers against the 10 House Republicans who voted for impeachment on January 13, 2021, including 6-term Congressman Adam Kinzinger.
Thus far, given the Lauf meeting last night, Trump is moving forward with backing primary challengers, either through endorsements, fundraising and through a yet-to-be-created super PAC through independent expenditures.
Last week, Illinois Review reported a possible $2 million commitment from Trump’s political organization. Neither Lauf or Trump’s people confirmed the story.
McHenry County Blog reached out to the Lauf campaign for comment or a statement, and has not yet received a response. The Mar-a-Lago visit is not mentioned on any of Lauf’s social media platforms, or her campaign website.
The Illinois Review article is here.
It must be noted, when POLITICO‘s Shia Kapos attempted to confirm if Lauf had Trump’s support when Lauf announced, Lauf did not comment on the question with POLITICO.