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Ocasio-Cortez backs liberal challenger to one of the most conservative House Democrats

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is backing a liberal challenger to fellow Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski - her first endorsement of a candidate aligned with the progressive group Justice Democrats since being elected to Congress. The left-wing political action committee, which aims to challenge more moderate Democratic incumbents, announced in a tweet Tuesday that Ocasio-Cortez will support Marie Newman's bid to oust Lipinski and represent Illinois' 3rd Congressional District. “We are so proud that Marie4Congress is the first Justice Democrat of this cycle to receive an endorsement from AOC,”...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks to repeat her own insurgent victory by endorsing progressive Democratic challenger in Illinois

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks to repeat her own insurgent victory by endorsing progressive Democratic challenger in Illinois

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse her first 2020 House Democratic primary challenger on Tuesday, The New York Times reported.
The progressive New Yorker will throw her support behind Marie Newman, an Illinois businesswoman, in her bid to unseat Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, a conservative House Democrat.
"Marie Newman is a textbook example of one of the ways that we could be better as a party - to come from a deep blue seat and to be championing all the issues we need to be championing," Ocasio-Cortez told The Times.
Newman came within two points of ousting Lipinski, who occupies...
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Ocasio-Cortez backs liberal challenger to Dem congressman

Ocasio-Cortez backs liberal challenger to Dem congressman

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WASHINGTON - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making her first endorsement of a liberal challenger to an incumbent House Democrat, backing Marie Newman in the primary against eight-term Rep. Daniel Lipinski in Illinois.
The New York congresswoman for now is putting her name and small-dollar fundraising ability behind congressional candidates, rather than in the presidential primary.
Lipinski is among the more conservative Democrats in the House and defeated Newman in a primary last cycle.
By backing a primary opponent to a colleague, Ocasio-Cortez is mounting a campaign strategy that...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Back First 2020 Challenger to Sitting Democrat

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The progressive congresswoman's endorsement of Marie Newman, who is seeking to oust the conservative-leaning Representative Daniel Lipinski, reflects a careful political calculus.
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