In Defeat for AIPAC, Summer Lee Wins Pennsylvania House Primary

In Pennsylvania, progressive Democrat Summer Lee was declared the winner of last Tuesday’s primary for a seat in the House of Representatives representing parts of Pittsburgh. She is poised to become the first black woman to represent Pennsylvania in Congress. Her election is seen as a great defeat for AIPAC, the US-Israeli Public Affairs Committee, which has spent more than $2 million on the race as part of a broader effort targeting progressive Democratic candidates. AIPAC is great PAC has also spent over $1.2 million in Texas to help Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar, who faces Tuesday’s runoff against progressive Jessica Cisneros. Bernie Sanders has criticized AIPAC’s spending. He told the New York Times, “This is a war for the future of the Democratic Party.”

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