Rep. Alexandria Okasio-Cortez, DN.Y., has thrown his weight behind a progressive congressional candidate seeking to overthrow reporter Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., An eight-year-old acting and perceived as moderate.
"Marie Newman () @ Marie4Congress ) is a major fighter for working-class families in # IL03 ," a tweet in New York tweeted on Tuesday. "To me, the choice of support is more than a policy. It's also who moisture in the WORK. Do they wear their shoes? Marie is. Her supporters are. Let's knock doors and join them."
The Democrats for Justice, a group aligned with Ocasio-Cortez, which endorsed Newman and several other challenged members of incumbent members of the House, announced approval Tuesday.
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Lipinski, who defeated Newman in 201
"The fact that the blue seat is in favor of many parts of the Republican agenda is extremely problematic. We are not talking about a swing state that is forced to cast firm votes," she said.
Newman also received approvals from Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., And Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Two progressives ahead of the Democratic presidential field in 2020.
Lipinski, who insisted on more conservative votes in the party, presented approval as confirmation that Newman was the final candidate.
"The approval of Maria Newman's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes it clear that Mrs. Novman is the ultimate candidate who is fully in tune with the voters of the Third District of Illinois who do not want to be represented by a Fifth Member. "squad," Lipinski said.
He cited Newman's support for Medicare-for-all and Green New Deal as policies that would increase the cost to the average American. "In addition, 1.4 million n jobs will be lost through this unrealistic policy, which was attacked by unions. Ms. Newman claims to support."
Ocasio-Cortez replied, suggesting that Lipinski was " "This is a true quote from a Democrat representing a safe blue seat," she tweeted.
"Aggressive statements such as these are so casually tossed from corporate candidates to low, yet they are never labeled" divisive "despite their rhetoric. One has to ask why this is so."
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Tuesday's approval was the second in just a few days by a New York congressman to become one of the most vocally progressive politicians in the country.
On Friday, she approved the nomination for re-election of Senator Ed Mark, D-Mass, champion of her Green New Deal, against a potential primary challenge by Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.