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Conservative Lipinski Draws Well-Funded Primary Challenger

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (3rd District) was one of just 34 Democrats in the House to oppose President Obama’s sweeping health care reform, and one local, well-funded candidate is betting that’s enough to cost him his seat in Congress. John Atk…

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (3rd District) was one of just 34 Democrats in the House to oppose President Obama’s sweeping health care reform, and one local, well-funded candidate is betting that’s enough to cost him his seat in Congress. John Atkinson, an executive at Willis Group and an outspoken health care activist, is raising eyebrows with a hefty fundraising haul, and the moves of someone who will take on the heir of a Southwest Side political dynasty.

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