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Jamaal Bowman Declares Victory Over Rep. Eliot Engel in New York Primary

HeadlineJun 25, 2020

In a major win for progressive Democrats, Jamaal Bowman has claimed victory in Tuesday’s primary election over 16-term New York Congressmember Eliot Engel, the powerful chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Bowman tweeted, “I’m a Black man raised by a single mother in a housing project. That story doesn’t usually end in Congress. But today, that 11-year-old boy beaten by police is about to be your Representative. I can’t wait to get to DC and cause problems for those maintaining the status quo.” While Bowman leads by over 25 percentage points, many absentee ballots have not been counted yet.

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