Warren endorses Lipinski challenger Marie Newman

Warren endorses Lipinski challenger Marie Newman
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE (D-Mass.) on Monday endorsed Marie Newman in her primary challenge to Rep. Daniel LipinskiDaniel William LipinskiDemocratic group to only endorse attorney general candidates who back abortion rights Democrats unveil impeachment procedures The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden camp faces new challenges MORE (D-Ill.). 

"At a time when our reproductive rights are under attack, Illinois deserves a leader with an unwavering commitment to fighting for reproductive health care," she tweeted, referencing Lipinski's opposition to abortion. 

"I'm proud to endorse @Marie4Congress. She understands this isn’t a moment to back down—it’s time to fight back," Warren added. 

Newman tweeted Monday that she was "honored" to receive Warren's endorsement.

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"We need a real leader in #IL03—and in the White House—who will put workers, our climate, and the health of our people above everything else," she added.  

On Monday Warren also endorsed Jessica Cisneros, a primary challenger to Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), who also opposes abortion.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made headlines and sparked ire from some progressives for backing Lipinski's reelection bid. The group in March warned possible campaign vendors that the party wouldn't give contracts to firms doing work for primary challengers.