Congressman Eliot Engel, left, and his challenger Jamaal Bowman on the right.

Black Progressives Try to Topple Establishment Backed Moderates in New York and Kentucky

Two years ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked us all by winning the primary in New York’s 14th District over Joe Crowley, who then was the fourth highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives. A similar upset could happen in AOC’s neighboring district, New York’s 16th, this week.

Jamaal Bowman, center right, participates in a march last September as part of his campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel in the upcoming Democratic primary.
A map of New York’s 16th congressional district.
Mondaire Jones, 33, running for Congress in New York’s 17th district.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the left, frontrunner Amy McGrath in the center, and progressive Charles Booker on the right.
Charles Booker leading a “healing ceremony” in Louisville, Kentucky, after three nights of protesting in the city demanding justice over Breonna Taylor’s murder.

OC native & 2020 graduate from CSUF with a BA in Political Science. This is a place to read about TV, sports, politics/elections, and Supreme Court cases.

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