The Hill reports:
Long-time New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel has drawn a primary challenger in his 2020 reelection bid who is supported by a key group that backed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in her upset win.
Middle school principal and former teacher Jamaal Bowman [photo] launched his progressive campaign on Tuesday to represent New York’s 16th congressional district, pitting himself against Engel, who has served 16 terms.
Bowman’s platform shows support for Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, increased investment in public schools, free college and reforms to the criminal justice system, according to his video.
Rep. Eliot Engel ran unopposed in the 2018 general election, winning his 17th House term.
We’re proud to announce our first candidate in NY: @JamaalBowmanNY!
Jamaal took on racial + economic inequity in public schools.
Now he’s taking on a 30 year incumbent who voted for an unjust war in Iraq and prisons.
— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) June 18, 2019