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Progressive Jamaal Bowman Defeats 16-Term Incumbent Eliot Engel

New York Democratic House candidate Jamaal Bowman greets supporters on June 23, 2020 in Yonkers, New York. Jamaal Bowman is running to unseat Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) for the 16th congressional district.
New York Democratic House candidate Jamaal Bowman greets supporters on June 23, 2020 in Yonkers, New York. Jamaal Bowman is running to unseat Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) for the 16th congressional district.
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We told y’all earlier that the middle school principal would win.

Now, after a lengthy vote count, it’s official.

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Genetta M. Adams is Managing Editor of The Root.

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Love it, keep moving forward. I would have loved if our country was smart enough to elect Elizabeth Warren but for now I’ll take Joe Biden surrounded by as many progressives as we can get. Maybe in my lifetime we can attain certain things, universal health care, affordable college, wage equality, wage equity that a civilized society should strive for