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New York’s Engel Confronts Stiff Challenge From Left in Primary

  • Pelosi, Cuomo line up to keep veteran Democrat in Congress
  • Ocasio-Cortez, Warren campaign for progressive Jamaal Bowman
Eliot Engel
Eliot EngelPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren are leading the charge by Democratic progressives to topple an establishment veteran in New York’s primary Tuesday, a race that’s become the latest front in the battle over the party’s future and direction.

The outcome of the contest between 16-term Representative Eliot Engel and political newcomer Jamaal Bowman will ripple well beyond New York’s 16th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Bronx and Westchester County.