Newman Wanted Lipinski's Wait to Be as 'Painful' As Possible

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 10:00 AM
Newman Wanted Lipinski's Wait to Be as 'Painful' As Possible

Rep. Dan Lipinski is the projected victor in the IL-03 Democratic primary, prevailing over his opponent Marie Newman. She was, shall we say, not very gracious in defeat. As the race was winding down and it seemed that Lipinski was going to win, Newman dug in her heels.

Lipinski won despite failing to gain endorsements from some key players. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee initially refused to support him, as did Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). There seemed to be a common denominator - his pro-life record.

Pro-life groups had even canvassed for him and cheered his win.

Newman, meanwhile, is a progressive who had earned the support of abortion rights groups like NARAL.

Lipinski returned Newman's bitter retorts by accusing her of “wanting to be part of the Tea Party Left, an extremist."

While the abortion issue clearly played a role in some Democrats' distaste for Lipinski, liberals on Twitter noted that they had plenty of other grievances too. For instance, he had to answer for his refusal to endorse Barack Obama in 2012, his opposition to the DREAM act, and his vote against Obamacare.