Schakowsky, Gutierrez Back Lipinski’s Primary Challenger

Democracy for America endorsed Chuy Garcia in IL-04.

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Ally Mutnick
Jan. 17, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

IL-03: “In a rare break of the usual tradition of House incumbents either backing each other or staying neutral in a primary,” Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-09) and Luis Gutierrez (D-04) “on Wednesday are endorsing” marketing consultant Marie Newman (D) over Rep. Dan Lipinski (D).

“Lipinski is one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress. Newman’s views are allied with Schakowsky and Gutierrez, prominent members of the Democratic progressive wing. … Newman will appear with Schakowsky and Gutierrez at a press conference near Capitol Hill on Wednesday.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

IL-04: Democracy for America endorsed Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D) in the race to replace retiring Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D). DFA Chairman Jim Dean: “In the era of Trump, it’s not enough to have progressive leaders in Congress who know how to vote the right way; we need leaders, like Chuy Garcia, who know how to take on powerful interests and build the people-powered, grassroots movements needed to deliver change.” (release)

MS-03: State Rep. Andy Gipson (R) announced he won’t run for retiring Rep. Gregg Harper’s (R) open seat. “Gipson serves in the Legislature representing Rankin And Simpson counties.” (WTVA)


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