• Newman described herself in an interview with Business Insider as a "suburban mother" who supports "working families, healthcare for all, and everybody's rights."
  • She had the support of progressive political action group Justice Democrats and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in opposingLipinski, a long-time incumbent and one of the few anti-abortion access Democrats.
  • Newman is set to face-off against Michael Fricilone, her Republican opponent, in November.
  • Here's a look at her political career so far.
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On Tuesday night, Marie Newman, a progressive Democrat, beat 15-year incumbent, Rep. Dan Lipinski in the Democratic primary for a congressional seat in Illinois.

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In a 2017 interview with Business Insider, Newman described herself as a "suburban mother" who supports "working families, healthcare for all, and everybody's rights."

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Newman's 2020 run was supported by the progressive group Justice Democrats, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and EMILY's List, which supports female Democratic candidates who support abortion access.

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In an interview with the New York Times, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said, "Marie Newman is a textbook example of one of the ways that we could be better as a party to come from a deep blue seat and to be championing all the issues we need to be championing."

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Commenting on her win, Newman tweeted she was "bursting with pride" and drew attention to the work she says she intends to do "to lower health care costs, to fight climate change, and to build an economy that works for everyone."

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Her opponent, Lipinski, is one of the few House Democrats to oppose most abortions. He also opposed the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, until the latter was legalized in 2015. Lipinski took the House seat over from his father in 2005.

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This isn't the first time Newman and Lipinski have come head-to-head. In the 2018 midterm, Newman lost to Lipinski by a margin of a little over two percentage points.

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During her first run, Former Presidential candidate Sen. Kristen Gillibrand said in a statement that a vote for Newman is "another vote for health care, for women, and for our LGBTQ friends and family."

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Newman was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois and raised in the Southwest Side of Chicago. She attended Marquette University before transferring to the University of Wisconsin.

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Newman has worked as a business consultant and ad agency partner in the past. A LinkedIn page for "Marie Newman & Associates" listed the company as a marketing and advertising agency founded in 2005 and based out of Chicago.

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Her campaign page talks about an anti-bullying non-profit she started after one of children faced bullying.

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