CHICAGO (CBS) — Congressman Dan Lipinski, a centrist Democrat, pulled out a slender victory in opposition to progressive challenger Marie Newman in Tuesday’s major, holding a lead of solely about 1,600 votes.
Whereas the Related Press has declared Lipinski the winner, Newman’s marketing campaign has stated they’re ready till all of the absentee ballots are counted.
Newman has stated Lipinski is simply too conservative, particularly on points equivalent to abortion, well being care, and immigration; and has slammed him for his votes in opposition to Obamacare, and the DREAM Act to guard younger undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Tuesday night time, Newman stated she has compelled Lipinski to take extra progressive stances throughout the marketing campaign, together with his preliminary opposition to a $15 minimal wage.
“We now have moved him on immigration. We now have moved him on well being care. I scared the crap out of him on $12 versus $15,” she stated.
Lipinski has not declared victory, however informed his supporters Tuesday night time issues had been trying good. As for the Democrats who didn’t vote for him, Lipinski stated he needs the social gathering to be inclusive.
“I’m saying let’s all come collectively. For Democrats, I believe we have to come collectively and make it very clear that we’re the social gathering for working individuals,” he stated.
Within the basic election, Lipinski will face Republican Arthur Jones, who ran unopposed within the GOP major. Jones is a Holocaust denier who overtly touts white supremacist and anti-Semitic views, and doesn’t have the help of the Illinois Republican Get together.