Illinois Democrat Brendan Kelly said last month he thought the party needed “new leadership” in the House, but he was hosted Wednesday by Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team for a fundraiser in Washington, D.C.
Marie Newman, the progressive challenger to pro-life Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski (Ill.), did not initially concede Tuesday night after a narrow loss, saying she would not do so at the time because she wanted her opponent to “have a very painful evening.”
Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler waded into the Democratic primary for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District on Friday by suggesting the incumbent, Rep. Dan Lipinski, is unwilling to “say no” to President Donald Trump and Russia.
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.) said in a recent phone interview that “it would be a disaster” if the Democratic Party tried to expel lawmakers like himself because of their pro-life stance on abortion.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reversed its previous position and is now supporting Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill) in his reelection bid.
Rep. Danny Davis (D., Ill.) released a new statement Thursday evening denouncing anti-Semitic Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan after an earlier, weaker statement led liberal Jewish group J Street to say it was reevaluating its endorsement of him.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Thursday endorsed an Illinois Democratic primary challenger attempting to unseat one of the party’s lone pro-life legislators.
Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski (Ill.) said that “Democrats have chased people out of the party” in response to an aggressive and progressive primary challenge due to his pro-life stance and other conservative-leaning positions.
A Democrat running for Congress in Illinois’ fifth congressional district showcased his support for marijuana legalization by smoking pot in a new campaign ad.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is entrenched in a messy primary in Illinois as it neglects to endorse an incumbent Blue Dog Democrat.