For anyone who thought that Progressives had lost their legs, here is one for you. And it is about time.
Woot! Dan Lipinski loses to Marie Newman! (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.www.buzzfeednews.com/…
I've seen enough: progressive Marie Newman (D) defeats pro-life, eight-term Rep. Dan Lipinski (D) in #IL03.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) March 18, 2020
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 18, 2020
Congratulations to @Marie4Congress on winning her primary! The people of #IL03 need a true champion of reproductive freedom, and we know you’ll work hard to protect our right to make decisions about pregnancy free from political interference. pic.twitter.com/M1GkvfAIcb
— NARAL (@NARAL) March 18, 2020
This will become the norm sooner rather than later.