2020election Congress DanLipinski Election IL-3 Illinois MarieNewman Primary

Woot! Dan Lipinski loses to Marie Newman! (IL-3)

Eight-term pro-Life(sic) Congressional representative Dan Lipinski loses to progressive challenger Marie Newman in the Democratic primary for IL-3.

A final result has yet to be called, because of the final tabulations, so one hopes this is not premature.


WASHINGTON — In an election marked by low turnout and lack of basic voting supplies because of coronavirus concerns, Marie Newman, a progressive, pro-abortion rights challenger to incumbent Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski has won the Democratic primary in Illinois’ third congressional district.

It’s a major victory for the progressive movement, and an especially welcome one after a disappointing loss in Texas earlier this month, where Jessica Cisneros fell short in her primary challenge against incumbent Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, another anti-abortion moderate Democrat.

Decision Desk HQ called the race for Newman Tuesday night just after 10 p.m.; she led Lipinski, 47-44%, with 68% percent of precincts reporting.