Newman said she has held about 40 “meet and greets” in the Third Congressional District and will decide on a 2020 rematch in two to three months.
Until women hold 50 percent of elective offices, the energy and effort to get more women voted in cannot let up.
Lipinski survived with 51 percent of the vote to Newman’s 49 percent in the city/suburban 3rd Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski squeaked out a victory Tuesday against so-called “anti-Machine” Democratic primary challenger Marie Newman.
How you vote also will go a long way toward answering these six burning questions about Chicago and Illinois politics.
Women “need to be at the table,” she told me recently over lunch. “Because we work better when we have more diverse voices.”
The Bernie Sanders endorsement will help turn out the progressive vote for Marie Newman in her bid to unseat Rep. Dan Lipinski.
Emboldened by the #metoo movement, women candidates say they expect an uptick in women voters coming out on March 20.
Newman says Lipinski, 51, has fallen out of step with voters after 14 years in charge of the heavily Democratic District.
Sanders will headline a rally for Garcia on Thursday at Apollos 2000, 2875 W. Cermak Rd. Doors open at 2 p.m. and Sanders speaks at 4 p.m.
He’s been called “the Velvet Hammer” for his quiet, forceful style of leadership, but on Tuesday, Mike Madigan was the one taking a pounding.
A just-spawned super PAC, “Citizens for a Better Illinois,” last week spent $412,556 to produce ads opposing Lipinski.
Lipinski cited an investigation by ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Sun-Times that detailed the transactions.
We urge a vote for Lipinski, though we know he may be increasingly out of step with his party on core social issues.
Marie Newman is running for the Democratic nomination in the 3rd congressional district.