Progressive Primary Challenger Raises Big Money Off Of DCCC Exclusion

Apr 30, 2019 | HuffPost

Marie Newman, a progressive challenging Rep. Dan Lipinski for the Democratic nomination in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District, received a flood of new online donations over the weekend following new details about the impact of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee blacklisting on her insurgent campaign.

On Friday, Newman told Politico that four consulting firms abandoned her in response to the DCCC’s announcement in late March that it would not employ firms that work with primary challengers, and would discourage candidates from hiring them as well.