Progressive candidate Jamaal Bowman has claimed victory over long-time establishment Democrat Eliot Engel.
Engel’s endorsements included Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Andrew Cuomo.
Bowman was endorsed by AOC.
We won, but that was only the beginning.
If you are ready to help shake things up in Washington – join us:https://t.co/P23QhXpiwF
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) June 24, 2020
DailyBeast reports Jamaal Bowman did what most thought was impossible for a middle school principal with no political campaign experience to do: He is set to oust Eliot Engel from Congress after 30 years in office.
With an abnormally large number of absentee ballots still being counted, Bowman sits above 60 percent while Engel’s vote tally hovers at just 35 percent, and as Bowman said in a presumptive victory speech Tuesday night in Yonkers, he is set “to get to Congress and cause problems for the people in there that have been maintaining a status quo that has literally been killing our children.”
Jamaal Bowman, who has a lead in his primary against Eliot Engel, just spoke to supporters. "Our movement is designed to restore that faith, to restore that hope, to bring back the belief in what is possible, to root our values in everything we do." pic.twitter.com/wkt0E0gd6Z
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) June 24, 2020