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Democratic Rep. Dinah Titus won her left-wing primary challenger Amy Vilela on Tuesday as she seeks to retain her seat, representing the Las Vegas-area district.
As the election day primary began to heat up, Titus argued that she was true “progressive” As in the race Villela claimed that voters were struggling with Titus’s “satisfaction” to prevent real change.
Vilela, an accountant-turned-activist after the death of her daughter from health complications in 2015, who she said was thrown out of the hospital for not having insurance, has the support of some of the country’s most progressive politicians , which include Sen. Bernie SandersI-Vt., “Squad” member Representative Corey Bush, D-Mo., and Democratic Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner, and said she was running to fight for “bold, transformative change.”
Titus, however, insisted that Vilela be classified as a progressive Democrat and argued that she was the de facto progressive candidate.
She said she felt “confident” on election day as she touted her support from EMILY’s List, a pro-choice group, Moms Demand Action, a gun-control group, and other labor unions and environmental groups.