Longtime Rep. Engel Loses New York Seat

Longtime Rep. Engel Loses New York Seat 1

For the second time in two years, a democratic socialist upstart from the Bronx has knocked a powerful Democratic congressman from office. 

In the Tuesday primary for New York’s 16th Congressional District, progressive challenger Jamaal Bowman defeated Rep. Eliot Engel, the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, according to the Associated Press. The win, which took nearly one month to tally, all but ensures Bowman’s place in Congress next year. 

“From the very beginning, we anchored our campaign in the fight for racial justice,” Bowman said in a statement on Wednesday. “We spoke truth—about the police, about systemic racism, about inequality—and it resonated in every part of the district.”

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