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LA Times, “Democrats face internal rift as progressives condemn a policy to protect incumbents”

LA Times, “Democrats face internal rift as progressives condemn a policy to protect incumbents”

A move by House Democratic leaders to protect incumbents is reigniting anger and suspicion among the party’s progressives ahead of the 2020 election. Under a new policy, the powerful Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will refuse to hire pollsters, ad makers or other …

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The Washington Post, “The Trailer: Where 2020’s primary challenges are coming from”

The Washington Post, “The Trailer: Where 2020’s primary challenges are coming from”

In this edition: The 2020 insurgent primaries take shape, Biden doesn’t change a thing, and abortion keeps tripping up the Democrats. I have a bunch of soybeans to unload if you know somebody who wants them, and this is The …

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Roll Call, “Early strike: Progressive groups unite behind Lipinski foe in Illinois”

Roll Call, “Early strike: Progressive groups unite behind Lipinski foe in Illinois”

Backing for Marie Newman comes amid tension with Democratic leaders trying to protect incumbents Several abortion rights and progressive groups announced on Monday they are endorsing Marie Newman’s bid to oust Illinois Rep. Daniel Lipinski in next year’s primary, an unusually early and …

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NY Mag, “Progressive Groups Back Marie Newman, Despite DCCC Blacklist”

NY Mag, “Progressive Groups Back Marie Newman, Despite DCCC Blacklist”

It looks like major progressive organization won’t be scared off by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s policy of blacklisting political vendors who work with candidates challenging Democratic incumbents. EMILY’s List, MoveOn, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood, and the Progressive Change …

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Chicago Tribune, “DCCC Chair Rep. Cheri Bustos defends backing incumbents as Rep. Dan Lipinski challenger Marie Newman gains major endorsements”

Chicago Tribune, “DCCC Chair Rep. Cheri Bustos defends backing incumbents as Rep. Dan Lipinski challenger Marie Newman gains major endorsements”

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos defended Monday her efforts as head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to back party incumbents over challengers as Marie Newman picked up several progressive endorsements in her challenge to eight-term Southwest Side and suburban Rep. Dan Lipinski. Speaking …

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NBC News, “Progressive groups move to oust anti-abortion Democrat from Congress”

NBC News, “Progressive groups move to oust anti-abortion Democrat from Congress”

It’s round two of an intraparty struggle that pits pro-abortion rights groups against the campaign arm of House Democrats in a key congressional primary. WASHINGTON — Progressives failed to oust one of the last anti-abortion Democrats in Congress last year, …

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