Warren endorses Lipinski challenger Marie Newman

Warren endorses Lipinski challenger Marie Newman
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Mass.) on Monday endorsed Marie Newman in her primary challenge to Rep. Daniel LipinskiDaniel William LipinskiThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democrats clash over future of party in heated debate Warren endorses Lipinski challenger Marie Newman Ten notable Democrats who do not favor impeachment 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.