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For the first time in decades, a candidate with a name other than Lipinski will represent Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District in Congress. We hear from Republican Mike Fricilone and Democrat Marie Newman.

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 Democratic candidates for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District, from left: Marie Newman, Rush Darwish, incumbent Dan Lipinski and Charles Hughes appear on a “Chicago Tonight” candidate forum. (WTTW News)

Challenger Marie Newman has defeated long-serving U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, and the Republican challengers for first-term Democrats Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten are set. Where else things stand across congressional districts.

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 Democratic candidates for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District, from left: Marie Newman, Rush Darwish, incumbent Dan Lipinski and Charles Hughes appear on a “Chicago Tonight” candidate forum. (WTTW News)

Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District has long been a Democratic stronghold, but in recent years the Democrat representing it has been under fire from his ideological left.

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In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo Marie Newman speaks with supporters at a campaign event in LaGrange, Illinois. (AP Photo by Sara Burnett, File)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making her first endorsement of a liberal challenger to an incumbent House Democrat, backing Marie Newman in the primary against eight-term Rep. Daniel Lipinski in Illinois.

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Gino Garcia and his aunt Tiffany Sexton (Courtesy of Gino Garcia)

Gino Garcia’s work to raise awareness of domestic violence caught the attention of U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski. On Tuesday, Garcia will attend Trump’s address as a guest of the congressman. 

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Dan Lipinski

“I’m fed up with the status quo and politicians who divide us, promise us simple solutions, and deliver nothing,” says Dan Lipinski. Learn more about this candidate.

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U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski is facing a tough re-election fight in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. Lipinski and challenger Marie Newman join us for a candidate forum.

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U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski joins us to discuss ongoing health care negotiations.

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Dan Lipinski

“Today many are understandably concerned about the future and frustrated with the status quo. So am I. Washington is not working for the middle class. But I am.” Learn more about this candidate.