Democratic House hopeful Abe Matthew is dropping his primary bid to unseat Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and endorsing Marie Newman on Tuesday.
That leaves Lipinski, from Western Springs, facing two rivals for the 3rd Congressional District seat: Newman, from LaGrange, and Rush Darwish, from Palos Hills, who runs a photo and video production company. […]
Matthew had been struggling in fundraising. In the third quarter, he reported raising $5,126 with $57,724 cash on hand compared to Lipinski, raising $177,741 with $693,088 cash on hand; Newman, raising $351,326 with $514,237 cash on hand; and Darwish, raising $272,779 with $318,113 cash on hand.
Yes, it does help Newman somewhat, but Matthew wasn’t going to be much of a factor anyway.
* From Darwish…
Our campaign is happy to have the field winnowed to the three candidates capable of spreading their message to the voters of the 3rd District. We have been and continue to be the only campaign focused on providing Medicare for all who want it while allowing a choice to keep private health insurance. From the beginning, this campaign has been about focusing on the people of the District, and not the special interests which benefit the politically connected and powerful. This campaign is not about them, it’s about us!