New Yorkers in the sixteenth congressional district will choose today between sixteen-term incumbent Eliot Engel and challenger Jamaal Bowman. The race offers a stark contrast between Bowman, who’s endorsed by Bernie Sanders, AOC, and the Democratic Socialists of America, and Engel, a longtime and steadfast warmonger.
Akash Mehta is editor-in-chief of New York Focus, an investigative news site on New York politics
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