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GOP House nominee Kinzinger over-stated role as "special operations" officer


The issue of a misstatement about a military record may have an impact in one of the biggest House races in Illinois, where GOP nominee Adam Kinzinger, a captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves is pitted against freshman Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.) in the south suburban 11th Congressional District. Kinzinger, who is making his miliary record a central part of his campaign, is learning the hard way just how accurate military candidates have to be about their records in this election cycle. Here is the report by Chicago Sun-Times political writer Abdon M. Pallash about how Kinzinger overstated his record as a special operations officer.


Honestly, Adam Kinzinger is really great at saying one thing then another.

Adam Kinzinger's proficiency at saying whatever comes to mind is uncanny - be it your job safety, siding with corporations over communities, forgoing your health, or as seen here, his own record.

And oh, there's more:

I actually served with Kinzinger in his role as a Special ops officer. What he is saying is true...I have no idea why this is an issue and was shocked to find out about it. As a fairly dumb political person, Im wondering who is spreading this rumor?

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