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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:06 AM

 

Dan Lipinski (IL-3) draws a Berniecrat Primary opponent





Marie Newman
@Marie4Congress
#IL03 Democrat running for Congress, fighting for Medicare for All, bridging the income divide, supporting the Green New Deal, and everybody's everyday.


Just a guess, but I'm not sure this is what voters in this district are looking for as an alternative.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:12 AM

1. Then use your often-mentioned clout and money to get

 

a more palatable challenger in there. 'Cause that guy is about the worst representative we have. From DailyKos:

Dan Lipinski started representing Illinois as a Democrat in the House almost 20 years ago when he inherited the seat from his father who had previously represented the district and arranged to arranged to have his sonís name put on the ballot during the general election after having personally won the nomination. The senior Lipinski went on to be a lobbyist for the transportation industry while Dan Lipinski went on to land a seat on the House Transportation Committee where he legislation of great interest to his fatherís clients. For me, thatís reason enough to want Lipinski gone but itís worth mentioning that he has been a staunch opponent of reproductive rights, marriage equality, the Affordable Care Act and Obamaís 2012 re-election bid. Lipinskiís opponent, Marie Newman, had a much more progressive platform when she ran against him during the last election cycle and she came very close to beating him. Her campaign website doesnít list any specific policy positions right now but itís almost certainly going to be the opposite of everything Iíve told you about Lipinski.

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Response to shanny (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:17 AM

2. Sorry but...no

 

One of my lessons learned is not to burn cash on a Primary in an otherwise safe D seat.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:18 AM

4. I guess you'll just have to live with the Berniecrat then.

 

Sad.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:47 PM

8. Me too.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:10 PM

16. The last guy who ran in that district for the Repubs was a Nazi

It might actually be somewhere that a pro-choice Democrat has a chance.

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Response to shanny (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:46 PM

11. Like

She sounds good!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:17 AM

3. It'll be interesting to watch what traction she gets, if any. Lipinski's record is shocking for a

Democratic candidate.

Lipinski faced Marie Newman in the 2018 Democratic primary and defeated her with 51.2% of the vote, to Newman's 48.8% of the vote.
This is not a far fetched contest.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:37 AM

5. She lost 51-49 when she ran in the Primary in 2018. This time there'll be other candidates.

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:42 AM

6. Well, Lipinski is far from the most progressive Democrat

in Congress. It would be OK for me if another Democrat defeated him, but that was tried in the last election, and failed. That is the dilemma, really. Apparently, Democrats in that district do not want a real progressive representing them. The same person tried in the last election to replace Lipinski in the primary election and lost.

Now, maybe she can win this time around. Maybe not. The risk is that a district that will elect Lipinski in the general election might well elect a Republican in his place if he's not on the ballot. A true progressive is not always a winner in some districts. The alternative is a Republican in many cases. We must be cautious in fighting Democrats in primary races. The end result might not be a good one.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:46 PM

7. Too bad a Berniecrat won't win that district in a primary.

A different sort of candidate might,

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:00 PM

9. She lost to him by less than 3 points

in the 2018 Democratic primary - 51.1 to 48.9. He then won the GE 73-26

So, I think it's safe to say that she would have won as well. Maybe 70-29 or 68-31, but still a big win.





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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:26 PM

12. I hope she wins but only if she can hold the seat. The district may be too conservative.

We had a real Nazi running as a republican during the last election...might not get so lucky next time.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:59 PM

14. Lipinski won the GE by 47 points



I don't think the district is THAT conservative that it would swing Republican for a more liberal candidate. Cook has it D+6 and it's a 33% Hispanic district and only 41% white

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:14 PM

15. He r a new against a Nazi.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:45 PM

10. To call her a Berniecrat's not fully accurate, this is the race that Liebermans No Labels ratfucked

Newman was one of the few challengers who had massive support across the board, from Emily's List to the National Organization for Women to Indivisible, from Planned Parenthood, from Illinois Federation of Teachers to the SEIU, from Gloria Steinem to NARAL, from MoveOn.org, from the Human Rights Campaign to the Daily Kos, from LPAC to a bunch of sitting congresspeople, and yes, Bernie himself.

https://web.archive.org/web/20181109204807/https://www.marienewmanforcongress.com/endorsements/

She was running against arguably one of the worst Democrat in Congress, the pro-life, anti-immigrant (voted against the Dream Act and for Republican border security bills), anti Obamacare, anti LGBTQ (voted for DOMA and is openly against gay marriage), anti Obama himself (he refused to endorse him) anti stem cell research, etc etc Dan Lipinski. It is as safe a district for us as is almost possible, as it has been in Democratic hands since the 1950's, other than for 2 years after the Nixon 1972 massive landslide.

Lipinski eeked out a victory mainly because around 1 million dollars came flooding in at the end from No Labels and other Lieberman affiliated centre right groups (many of them supported with Republican money as well as centrist Democratic money) that hammered and smeared Newman with a shit tonne of adverts and direct mailings.



No Labels funds dishonest attacks against Marie Newman to boost Blue Dog Dan Lipinski

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/13/1748758/-Centrist-group-No-Labels-funds-dishonest-attacks-against-Marie-Newman-to-back-Blue-Dog-Dan-Lipinski


Well what do you know: It turns out the mysterious super PAC called United for Progress, which has spent at least $740,000 to help conservative Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski in his primary against progressive challenger Marie Newman, received much of its funding from the aggressively centrist group No Labels and billionaire mega-donor Jerry Reinsdorf, who is chairman of both the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls. No Labels promotes the same sort of naive #bothsides mentality that plagues the world of cable news punditry, and even went so far as to moronically label Donald Trump a "problem solver" during his presidential campaign.

While support from No Labels itself should be a mark of shame for any Democrat running in a safely blue district like this one, the mailer they've been funding is even more disgraceful. It takes the guise of an ominous fake-but-official-looking letter from "Illinois Restaurant Enforcement" that claims the restaurant Newman once owned was guilty of health code violations, then proceeds to outright lie about the economic impact of the single-payer healthcare plan Newman supports.

One would expect to see Republicans launch these sorts of dishonest attacks against a progressive challenger, not those who support a nominal Democratic incumbent. And it's one more reason why Democrats in this 55-40 Clinton district can do a whole lot better than Dan Lipinski.


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Group Tied To Lipinski Says Marie Newman Is 'A Holocaust Denier'

https://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/group-tied-lipinski-claims-she-s-holocaust-denier

LA GRANGE, IL -- Challenger Marie Newman is calling out Congressman Dan Lipinski for running a "dishonest machine-style campaign" after some of her supporters complained of receiving text messages stating that Newman is a "Holocaust denier." Newman and Lipinski are said to be in a statistical dead heat in the contentious Democratic primary in Illinois's 3rd Congressional District. Supporters said they began receiving the text messages this past weekend.

A woman who identifies herself as "Leslie Benjamini" from the Washington, D.C.-based No Labels group -- a political centrist organization comprised of Republicans, Democrats and Independents who aim to combat partisan dysfunction in politics by focusing on bipartisan problem solving -- texted a voter asking him if he planned to vote for Dan Lipinski in the March 20 Democratic primary. When the the receiver stated he is voting for Newman, Benjamini states that Lipinski's opponent is a Holocaust denier. Benjamini tells the receiver to look up "No Labels, a new group that is trying to get government working again." The message goes on to state that Lipinski is a "believer in this group."

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more dirty rat fucking (mentioned above)





Delusional Group Declares Donald Trump a ĎProblem Solverí
The only problem Trump could solve is that we donít have a dumb enough president

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/delusional-group-declares-donald-trump-a-problem-solver-58107/


Bipartisan ĎNo Labelsí groupís super PAC network revealed: mega Chicago donors

https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/bipartisan-no-labels-2018-super-pac-network-chicago-donors/


With a boost from Chicago-area mega donors, including White Sox and Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, No Labels, a group advocating bipartisanship in Congress, has created a network of super PACs to influence the 2018 elections ó but doesnít want its fingerprints on the money.

One of the super PACs, United for Progress Inc., has spent $740,334 as of Sunday to bolster Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., in his March 20 Illinois Democratic primary battle with Marie Newman in the 3rd Congressional District.

The names of the super PACS donít link them to No Labels.

A Sun-Times investigation determined super PACS related to No Labels include: United for Progress Inc.; Citizens for a Strong America Inc.; United Together; Govern or Go Home; and Forward, Not Back.

The Sun-Times inquiry included interviews with donors or their representatives and an examination of documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.

United for Progress, Inc., is playing political hardball, attacking Newman in the commercials and direct mail pieces it paid for.

Lipinski is part of a No Labels offshoot, the congressional ďProblem Solvers Caucus.Ē

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ĎNo Labelsí Needs A Warning Label

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-no-labels-mark-pocan_n_5c06b110e4b0cd916fb0b042

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