Liberals hope to finally oust anti-abortion Democrat

CHICAGO — The ascendant Democratic left may have found the opening it needs to finally dislodge one of the party’s few anti-abortion House members in next month’s Illinois primary. The effort to defeat Rep. Dan Lipinski, who represents part of Chicago and its southwest suburbs, is drawing presidential contenders and the state’s top Democratic leaders. And if liberals succeed in ousting the self-proclaimed moderate, it would leave just two House Democrats who oppose abortion rights.Lipinski has been targeted by the left before, only to dust himself off and power though an eighth term. But liberals are putting the squeeze on him this election cycle, emboldened by intra-party victories by challengers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) two years ago, and a progressive wing enraged by Donald Trump. Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have endorsed Lipinski’s Democratic opponent, Marie Newman, a businesswoman and former marketing consultant who came within 2,200

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By Shia Kapos

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