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Vocal Trump critic Adam Kinzinger says he won't run for reelection

Rep. Kinzinger won't seek reelection
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Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a vocal critic of former President Trump, member of the House select committee investigating January 6, and one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach the former president, says he won't be running for reelection. 

Kinzinger announced in a video posted to Twitter Friday he won't run for reelection next year, hours after Illinois' legislature passed a map that puts him and Republican Congressman Darin LaHood in the same seat. 

"I cannot focus on both a re-election to Congress and a broader fight nationwide. I want to make it clear, this isn't the end of my political future, but rather the beginning," Kinzinger said. 

He has not ruled out a bid for governor or U.S. senator.

The Illinois Republican joins Congressman Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio on the list of House Republicans that voted for Trump's second impeachment, and are not running for reelection in 2022.

Kinzinger had multiple challengers on the right aiming to oust him from his district in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He has served in Congress since 2010, however, and has been an effective fundraiser, with almost $2.6 million raised for his reelection campaign this cycle.

He is the 11th House Republican to either retire, announce a run for a different office or resign.

— CBS News' Aaron Navarro, Lauren Peller and Kathryn Watson contributed to this report. 

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