In a strong March 2018 Democratic primary challenge, media consultant Marie Newman came within two percentage points of denying veteran Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs/Chicago Suburbs) re-nomination. According to a public statement made yesterday, it appears highly likely that Ms. Newman will return for a re-match with the eight-term Congressman early next year.
Many believed Mr. Lipinski did not respond to the 2018 challenge quickly enough, thus partially explaining the close margin. It is clear that he will not repeat this mistake in 2020. Still, with strength for Newman coming from the party’s leftward faction, centrist Democrat Lipinski, who draws significant business organization support including that of BIPAC, will again find himself embroiled in a competitive primary campaign.
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