National Review: Student Canvassers Get out the Vote for Pro-Life Democrat Lipinski in Illinois

By Alexandra DeSanctis, National Review

West Elsdon, Ill. — In a little neighborhood near Midway airport — with “Proud Union Home” signs scattered across tiny front yards — canvassers spread out to talk to voters about Dan Lipinski, a pro-life, Democratic congressman running in a close primary against progressive challenger Marie Newman.

The race, which will be settled at the ballot box on Tuesday, has captured the attention of the nation largely because Newman’s campaign has been fueled primarily by prominent abortion-rights groups such as NARAL and Planned Parenthood, both of which have long opposed Lipinski for his consistently pro-life voting record. Newman, in contrast, supports taxpayer funding for abortion and opposes placing any restrictions on abortion procedures.

In the final push to turn out voters, Lipinski has gained somewhat unexpected allies: volunteers from the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization that played a crucial role in turning out swing-state voters for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Lipinski’s race is the first time that SBA List has canvassed for a Democratic candidate, though the group has supported pro-life Democrats in the past…

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