statement from Marie Newman

“I entered this race to fight for the rights of the hardworking people in Illinois’ Third District. Our campaign was built on achieving that. Last night, we wanted to make sure that every vote got counted, that every voice was heard. We believed there was a possibility of victory.

After reviewing the results, we know that we lost by a thin margin. It was a good fight. Since we started our campaign, Dan Lipinski has moved his position on healthcare, a path to citizenship, and the need for a fair minimum wage. We put him on notice that we expect better for all of the people in our district.

I plan on continuing to hold him accountable so that every person in our district has access, opportunity, and equal rights. I hope the race we ran will make him a better representative for all of us in Congress.”