Thursday, Mar 5, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

convoy32 - US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
WTF! This is so stupid,mike brown deserves what he got period! I guess its OK to just disrespect the store owner,push him out of his way and TAKE what he wanted,he is right where he belongs,in the ground 6ft. under! Oh and his racist uncle says something don't add up well probably because he can't add since he didn't finish school ! DUMB BOY!
WmMunny - Holder: Ferguson police bias stoked distrust, hostility, \'toxic environment\' - Quincy, IL News - Q
As I've said before, people play stupid games and they win stupid prizes. Holder and his kind ...... race baiters and class envy whores.
lingard2 - New security measures at IL Department of Revenue will delay state tax refunds - Quincy, IL News - Q
Delaying the refunds, will give the State of Illinois that much more money to Rob Peter to pay Paul.. I just hope I get mky refund before everything explodesl. LOL
pjohnf - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
Who do you think BATF takes its marching orders from, the tooth fairy?
pjohnf - Senate committee will propose taking $580 million from special accounts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Is this robbing Peter to pay Paul? Everybody knows government wastes billions of our tax dollars and cutting spending is the best solution but certainly spending our limited tax dollars wisely is a step in the right direction, $37 million for open space land purchases seems stupid with all the other things state government should be doing. The democrats will never give up control of spending because…

Most Popular

Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

Quincy Steak n' Shake Closes

All aboard? State cuts could mean fewer Amtrak trains

Farha announces run for Adams County State's Attorney

Liberty woman wanted out West

League of Woman Voters Hosting Jail Event

Jay Nixon names longtime aide to temporarily replace Tom Schweich as Missouri Auditor

QPD make Child Porn arrest

Kinzinger headlines GOP luncheon

2 years ago Bryan Nichols

Says Republicans need to tone it down; criticizes Rauner. Many possible gubernatorial candidates speak at event.

The Adams County Republican Party held their annual Lincoln-Reagan Day fundraising event in Quincy on Sunday. The well attended event featured Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-11) along with several potential gubernatorial candidates. Kinzinger also headlined a fundraiser for Mayoral candidate Ald. Kyle Moore on Saturday night, the second Congressman in a month to do so.

In his speech, Kinzinger primarily focused on the idea that Republicans should calm themselves in their interactions with others in order to advance the message. He alluded to other Congressman who “go on Fox News and see who can scream the loudest.” However, he didn’t name any names.

He also criticized the use of the term “RINO”, which stands for “Republican in Name Only” and is typically used to describe a Republican who either isn’t conservative or has recently voted with the Democrats. Kinzinger said that anybody who was with him a majority of the time was good enough to be in the party.

He said that Democrats would never kick somebody out of their party who wasn’t ideologically pure and that Republicans shouldn’t either if they wanted to build the party.

The message received mixed reactions from the audience.

However, the most interesting part of Kinzinger’s speech came at the beginning when he called out potential gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, directly accusing him of being behind recent radio and TV ads targeting Rep. Aaron Schock.

Rauner had been in attendance and gave a short speech but had ducked out just prior to Kinzinger’s speech.

Kinzinger said that “a million dollars spent by a Republican against a Republican is as good as two million spent by a Democrat.”

Schock was not in attendance at the banquet, despite also being a potential gubernatorial candidate and also representing the county in Congress.

Another potential gubernatorial candidate who was not in attendance was State Sen. and 2010 GOP nominee for Governor Bill Brady. Brady did, however, send a letter, which was mentioned but not read. Adams County Republican Chairman Jim Perry said that the other candidates took the time to be there so he wouldn’t take the time to read the letter, only briefly summarizing it.

Other potential gubernatorial candidates in attendance in addition to Rauner were State Sen. Kirk Dillard and State Treasurer Dan Rutherford. A potential candidate for Treasurer, the office which Rutherford currently holds, was also in attendance but wasn’t recognized, nor did he speak.


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 12 hours, 29 minutes ago

Rauner renews call for union changes during Peoria visit http://t.co/gQmHvfKp5l
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 12 hours, 29 minutes ago

Holder: Ferguson police bias stoked distrust, hostility, 'toxic environment' http://t.co/IiFgGi10nJ
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 13 hours, 26 minutes ago

Patio re-opens - Restaurant closed since Dec fire http://t.co/bb80Ggji8t
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 14 hours, 28 minutes ago

QPD make Child Porn arrest - Crime Stoppers tip led to arrest http://t.co/aBThriuL6I