Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kinzinger, Manzullo Debate in Watseka

Congressman Adam Kinzinger and Congressman Don Manzullo participated in a debate in Watseka tonight sponsored by the Iroquois County Republican Women's Club. 
Congressman Adam Kinzinger in Watseka

Congressman Don Manzullo in Watseka

Both Kinzinger and Manzullo are running in the March 20, 2012 general primary election to be the Republican candidate for the newly realigned 16th Congressional District:
Map of Illinois 16th Congressional District

Topics discussed at the debate included: the appropriate role for the federal government, energy policy, spending, immigration, and the new 16th Congressional District:

Congressmen Manzullo and Kinzinger both expressed that they were forced into running against each other by the Congressional redistricting.  Manzullo stated he had encouraged Kinzinger to run in the Illinois Second Congressional against Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.: