In addition to her steadfast support for women’s reproductive rights, Newman backs the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and has called for a universal child care plan that would be funded by taxes on Wall Street and the wealthiest Americans.
Newman’s campaign lost a number of consultants after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) barred vendors from working with challengers to Democratic seats, but the former advertising executive has since gained recent endorsements from progressive presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Newman lost the 2018 primary election to Lipinski by just 2,000 votes, or two percentage points. Ocasio-Cortez noted while campaigning in her own primary for New York’s 14th district that her corporate-backed opponent, former Rep. Joe Crowley, had given Lipinski his endorsement.
Newman welcomed Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement, saying she shares “some very similar values” with the congresswoman.
“This campaign is about putting someone in place that is in alignment directly with the district on issues like affordability for the middle class and working families, the Green New Deal,” Newman told the Times.
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