Progressive Democrat launches second challenge against Illinois Rep. Lipinski

Progressive Democrat launches second challenge against Illinois Rep. Lipinski
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Marie Newman, who narrowly lost a primary last year to Rep. Daniel LipinskiDaniel William LipinskiHouse to pass sweeping police reform legislation Sanders raised over 0,000 for candidates in Tuesday primaries Engel scrambles to fend off primary challenge from left MORE (D-Ill.), announced Tuesday that she would mount a second campaign against the sitting congressman.

"I’ve got some big news. This morning, I’m making it official: I’m running for Congress again to take on Dan Lipinski," she wrote in a string of tweets.

"#IL03 needs a representative who won’t sell out working families by siding with corporate special interests. Dan Lipinski voted against Obamacare. He opposes paid sick leave. He won’t even support efforts to strengthen Social Security," Newman continued. "We deserve a representative who will vote like a real Democrat in Congress—not someone who routinely sides with Trump and conservative interest groups over his own constituents."

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Lipinski, who is one of the few anti-abortion Democrats in the House, is considered one of the Democratic Party's most conservative members.

In 2018, he narrowly defeated Newman in the Chicago-area district's primary election, 51 percent to 48.9 percent.

Newman's announcement comes just weeks after the Democrats' House campaign arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), announced that it would not do business with political messaging firms that support primary challengers running against sitting House Democrats.

The policy has caused backlash from several House members, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035 | Park Police did not record radio transmissions during June 1 sweep of White House protesters | Court upholds protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears Biden-Sanders 'unity task force' rolls out platform recommendations Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035 MORE (D-N.Y.), who urged her followers to "pause" donations to the DCCC until the policy was rescinded.