Poll shows Manzullo and Kinzinger tied as their war of nasty attack ads continues
As it happens, Applesauce World Headquarters finds itself situated in the 16th Congressional District of Illinois, where two incumbent Republican lawmakers are waging a mean-spirited fight for their party’s nomination.
Don Manzullo and Adam Kinzinger are vying with each other to stay in Congress because the districts they currently represent were remapped after the 2010 census. Kinzinger found himself in a more Democratic district, so he moved into the 16th to challenge partymate Manzullo. And the two of them are going at it hammer and tongs with vicious TV ads.
Roll Call, a political news organ published in Washington, SAYS “the seething hate between Kinzinger and Manzullo [is] palpable,” although Kinzinger publicly insists that the two of them “are friends.”
The Hill, another Washington political publication, SAYS a recent poll shows Manzullo and Kinzinger virtually tied. That suggests that the momentum is with Manzullo, who was trailing by 13 percentage points in a survey conducted a month ago by the same pollster.