Could Adam Kinzinger already be planning his re-entry to politics?
The anti-Trump Republican Congressman says he isn’t ruling out making a run for Senate, Governor of Illinois, or even the White House.
Rep. Kinzinger recently announced he wouldn’t be running for re-election next year.
The Hill reports:
The retiring Illinois congressman told CNN that he is considering launching a campaign for either the Senate or the Illinois governor’s mansion. He said he will “probably” make a decision by January.
He also told the network that he “definitely” isn’t ruling out a bid for president in 2024.
If he ultimately mounts a bid for statewide office in Illinois, Kinzinger will face an uphill battle. For one, he would still likely face a tough primary campaign, putting his fate in the hands of Republican voters who are still largely aligned with Trump.
A 2024 presidential bid wouldn’t likely be any easier for Kinzinger. Trump himself has floated another run for the White House, while other would-be candidates, like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), have closely aligned themselves with the former president and are highly popular among Trump’s voter base.
Kinzinger who has been a longtime critic of former President Trump was also one of the House Republicans who voted to impeach him following the Capitol riot last January. Since then, Kinzinger was named to Speaker Pelosi’s committee to investigate the event of the riot.