Lipinski served eight terms.
Illinois Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, who served eight terms for the state’s 3rd District, lost his primary to far-left Marie Newman on Tuesday.
Newman challenged Lipinski in 2018 but lost by two points.
The so-called progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) targeted Lipinski. Newman wants Medicare for All, universal child care, and a wealth tax.
He was one of the conservative Democrats in the House since he’s pro-life and voted against Obamacare.
The 2020 race was just as close as 2018. Newman emerged victorious, 47% to 45%:
The businesswoman from LaGrange ended nearly four decades of Lipinski family control of the Southwest Side and southwest suburban congressional seat. The congressman’s father, William Lipinski, served from 1983 until 2005, when he engineered the appointment of his son.
“I am bursting with pride and gratitude for the amazing coalition who helped bring about much needed change in our district,” Newman said in a statement. “We are going to work together to lower healthcare costs, to fight climate change, and to continue building a hospitable community for everyone, no matter where you come from.
The 2018 primary showed Lipinski’s time in Congress was coming to an end. As I said, he won the 2018 primary by only two points.
His fellow Blue Dog Democrats thought for sure the DCCC would support the incumbent in the 2018 primary. They did not along with a handful of other Democrats.
It is not a shock he won the 2018 election. Democrats make up the majority of the third district. Plus he ran against Republican Holocaust denier Arthur Jones.DONATE
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