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Progressive Challenger Jamaal Bowman Poised to Upset 16-Term Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel

HeadlineJun 24, 2020

Here in New York, former middle school principal Jamaal Bowman has taken a large lead for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 16th Congressional District in Westchester County and the Bronx over 16-term Congressmember Eliot Engel, the powerful chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Bowman is running on a Green New Deal, Medicare for All platform, and recently joined protests demanding an end to racism and police brutality. In New York’s 14th Congressional District, democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fended off a challenge by former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, winning the Democratic Party’s nomination in a landslide.

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