Anti-Trump Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger has not ruled out a potential 2024 bide for president in 2024, according to an interview with CNN on Thursday.
“Rep. Adam Kinzinger told CNN he is considering at least a statewide run if not a presidential one, and that he’ll ‘probably’ make his decision on whether to launch a bid for governor or senator by January,” CNN reported.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger told CNN he is considering at least a statewide run if not a presidential one, and that he’ll “probably” make his decision on whether to launch a bid for governor or senator by January.https://t.co/KEWvqDOkwq
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“It would be very hard. If you’re a Republican here in our state, it’s not easy unless you embrace Trump. So that’s question number one,” Illinois Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi told CNN.
“And question number two is, do you embrace a lot of the policies that are popular in Illinois?” he added.
The state’s governor is up for reelection in 2022, as is the Senate seat for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, both Democrats.
But Kinzinger didn’t rule out a run for the White House. If he did run, he would likely run against a comeback bid by former President Donald Trump, making the run an unlikely success.
The story may make for a good headline, but Kinzinger more likely has a Senate seat in mind as he makes plans for his next steps in his political career.