Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) declined to discuss speculation he'll be moving to his state's newly drawn 16th district to run for reelection next year.
"That's a decision I'll be making over the next few days. But, you know, right now there's a process in place to put out a statement, and we'll see where it goes," the freshman lawmaker told The Hill Wednesday.
Kinzinger's home was redistricted into longtime Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s district under a proposed map released by state lawmakers on Friday. Democrats control the redistricting process in Illinois, which will lose one House seat next year.
The proposed map, which put up to six seats in play for Democrats, has left Illinois Republicans furious. It has also raised several questions about which Republican will run where.
Livingston County Republican Party Chairman John McGlasson told the Decatur Herald-Review that Kinzinger “has called to say he intends to run for election in our new district," which would be the 16th district.
Rep. Don Manzullo (R) is also expected to run in the 16th district, setting up a possible primary between the freshman and the 10-term lawmaker.
Kinzinger declined to say if the GOP delegation has been speaking with one another about who will run in which district.
"There've been a lot of discussions that have gone on, but I don't know if anybody's really ready to make those kinds of announcements. I mean, this just happened over the weekend," he said.
He also declined to say on whether he thought there would be a lawsuit over the proposed map.
The state legislature has passed the draft map, which now heads to Gov. Pat Quinn (D) for his signature.