At Issue: Challenger Newman Hopes To Beat Congressman Lipinski, 'Machine'

Craig Dellimore
January 24, 2020 - 9:03 pm
Marie Newman

Marie Newman (WBBM Newsradio)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The woman trying to unseat Congressman Dan Lipinski in the Democratic primary says her work in the Third Congressional District gives her an advantage this time around.

Management consultant Marie Newman narrowly lost to incumbent Lipinski in the 2018 congressional primary.

At a Sun-Times Editorial Board meeting, there was obvious hostility between the opponents.

She says two years ago, the Democratic “Machine” did some “horrifying things" to her family, and tactics continue. She would not elaborate.

Lipinski’s camp notes that another Democratic Primary candidate—Rush Darwish—has complained that Newman’s supporters are pressuring him to drop out. Charles Hughes is also in the race.

On other matters, Marie Newman says her positions on health and economic issues are more in line with the Democratic voters than Lipinski.

Newman supports Medicare for all, an idea the more conservative Lipinski says would be too costly.

Newman is the guest on “At Issue,” which runs at 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday.