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.
Jamaal Bowman Declares Victory Over Rep. Eliot Engel in New York Primary
HeadlineJun 25, 2020