Washington D.C., Apr 17, 2019 / 15:30 pm
One of the few pro-life Democrats in Congress will once again face a primary challenger in his next election.
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), narrowly defeated challenger Marie Newman in 2018 by 2,145 votes. Following an announcement by Newman on Tuesday, he will now face her again in the March 2020 primary.
Illinois' 3rd District is considered to be a safe Democrat district, with the more substantial electoral battle taking place during the primary. At the general election, Lipinski was reelected with over 70 percent of the vote in 2018.
Despite the previous primary campaign focusing heavily on Lipinski's strong pro-life record vs Newman's unqualified support for abortion, Newman said on Twitter that the district now deserves "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."