By Metro News Service
OTTAWA - Adam Kinzinger won reelection to Congress with 62 percent of the votes in the new 16th District.
The Channahon Republican hopes Congress can start working again. There are two big things he'd like to see done.
"The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act is something we passed out of the House. That's something I'd like to see that get signed into law and if we can't get it done this year, we'll try to do it next year. I think tax reform is a big issue. I've heard the President and Republicans talk about the need to simplify our tax codes," Kinzinger said.
Kinzinger beat Don Manzullo in the primary in March in a district drawn to be a throwaway by Democrats who believed they'd have the advantage in numerous other districts.
Kinzinger squared off against Democrat Wanda Rohl, who said she's proud of what she and her volunteers did against the odds.
"We weren't expected to get even 25 percent of the vote and it's incredibly close and were proud of that, considering we did this with no corporate money, no PAC (Political Action Committee) money, a staff of volunteers, a candidate that worked full time and someone who's only been on the ballot since June," Rohl said.