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'The Democratic Party is working overtime to kick out pro-life Democrats and it will be to their own political peril'

Collin Anderson

March 17, 2020

One of Congress's last remaining pro-life Democrats faces an onslaught of progressive challengers Tuesday in a race that will help determine whether a place remains in the party for opponents of abortion.

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.), one of four remaining pro-life House Democrats, narrowly survived a primary challenge from the left in 2018, edging out progressive Marie Newman by just 2 points. The pair is set for a rematch Tuesday, despite the outbreak of coronavirus, and abortion groups are again threatening the eight-term incumbent.

Also challenging Lipinski from the left is Palestinian-American Rush Darwish, who has charged that Newman is insufficiently anti-Israel. Darwish accused Newman, who is backed by the Soros-funded organization J Street, of taking on pro-Israel views to attract "Jewish donors" in October—a claim Newman called "an absolute lie."

Lipinski's tough reelection fight comes as Democratic leaders lurch left on abortion. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) refused to welcome pro-life voters into the party in February, calling support for abortion "an absolutely essential part of being a Democrat." And after opposing the federal funding of abortion for decades, former vice president Joe Biden said he could "no longer support" the Hyde Amendment in June.

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IL Pro-Life Democrat Lipinski Defeated in Primary by Far-Left Newman

Mary Chastain   

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Illinois Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, who served eight terms for the state’s 3rd District, lost his primary to far-left Marie Newman on Tuesday.

Newman challenged Lipinski in 2018 but lost by two points.

The so-called progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) targeted Lipinski. Newman wants Medicare for All, universal child care, and a wealth tax.

He was one of the conservative Democrats in the House since he’s pro-life and voted against Obamacare.

The 2020 race was just as close as 2018. Newman emerged victorious, 47% to 45%:

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