Gillibrand PAC Supports District 3 Challenger Marie Newman
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) recently offered the support of her political action committee Off the Sidelines to Illinois Congressional District 3 candidate Marie Newman, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), according to a release.
“I am honored to receive the support of Off the Sidelines,” Newman said in a statement. “What Sen. Gillibrand has offered to me and to many women who have stepped off the sidelines is invaluable in ensuring that we are all better represented at the decision-making table.”
Newman is an entrepreneur and nonprofit leader who is running on a pro-choice, pro-LGBTQ platform. She is challenging Lipinski who, while a Democrat, often votes across party lines to oppose abortion rights and LGBTQ rights, including same-sex marriage, according to the release.
“We need Marie Newman in Congress so that we have another vote for health care, for women and for our LGBTQ friends and family,” Gillibrand said in a statement. “Marie is willing to stand up for what the constituents of the Third want, which is why she’s gaining so much support in district. I am happy to offer our support to her, too.”