Democratic House hopeful Marie Newman, in a primary rematch against Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., was endorsed Tuesday by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., a move by the controversial, charismatic freshman that could turn out progressives and turn off centrists in the suburban Chicago district.
Lipinski’s team seemed little concerned by the popular but polarizing Ocasio-Cortez embracing Newman. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lipinski talks about Ocasio-Cortez more than Newman in the run up to the March Illinois primary.
Lipinski, who will need crossover GOP voters to win the nomination in the safe Democratic district, is counting on a backlash to Ocasio-Cortez and, by extension, her provocative allies. More