Marie Newman, who recently made it official that she’s running again against longtime incumbent Dan Lipinski for Congress, is walking with volunteers in the Polish Constitution Day parade today.
Illinois’ Third District has the highest concentration of Polish-Americans in the state and the Lipinski family has represented some form of that district for as long as anyone can remember. First, William Lipinski served in Congress from 1983 until 2005 when he resigned. His son, current Congressman Dan Lipinski, was named to replace him on the ballot and won the 2006 election and every election since.
Lipinski defeated Newman in 2018. Despite Lipinski’s obvious Polish roots, Newman is apparently not giving up any votes by marching in the parade. Her campaign announced, “We are happy to celebrate this occasion at the largest parade celebrating Polish history, culture, and tradition outside of Poland–all right here in Chicago!”
Newman plans to meet volunteers at 10:00 AM then walk in the parade through Chicago’s Loop. She and her volunteers will meet at the southeast corner of Columbus and Balbo.
Lipinski has not provided the Oak Lawn Leaf with any events for his campaign today.