... and Lipinski
In the tight race for the Illinois 3rd Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs, defeated progressive challenger Marie Newman by fewer than 3 points Tuesday.
Will County voters on the other hand solidly went for Newman. She got 58.61 percent of the vote compared with Lipinski’s 41.39 percent.
“The progressive vote is definitely out there [in Will County],” said Suzanna Ibarra of the Will County Progressives. “The progressive side of the party, those are the people that really get out here and knock doors.”
Ibarra cited the county’s Democratic voters going to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, in the 2016 presidential primary. Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by more than 5 percentage points in Will County in the March 15, 2016, election.
She also said the voters she and other members of the Will County Progressives spoke to through phone banking and canvassing for Newman were concerned with Lipinski’s voting record on issues pertaining to LGBTQ rights, DACA and women’s reproductive rights.
The 3rd Congressional District includes all or parts of Lockport, Romeoville, Crest Hill, Homer Glen and Lemont.