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House Committee Chair Eliot Engel Officially Loses to Challenger in Democratic Primary

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Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N. Y.), a powerful House committee chair who served more than 30 years in Congress, was defeated in his Democratic primary.…
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N. Y.), a powerful House committee chair who served more than 30 years in Congress, was defeated in his Democratic primary.
Engel was ousted by Jamaal Bowman, a former principal and first-time candidate who was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N. Y.), about three weeks after the primary election, according to an analysis from The Associated Press.
He defeated Engel in New York’s 16th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of New York City’s Bronx borough.
After the AP made the call, Bowman wrote on Twitter that “I’m a Black man who was raised by a single mother in a housing project. That story doesn’t usually end in Congress. But today, that 11-year old boy who was beaten by police is about to be your next Representative.

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