2020-06-24 15:48:38

Progressive Insurgent Jamaal Bowman Takes Big Lead Over Rep. Eliot Engel in NY Primary

In what could be one of the biggest progressive upsets of the year, Jamaal Bowman, an African American former middle school principal, appears headed to victory over 16-term Democratic Congressmember Eliot Engel in Tuesday’s New York primary election.

The race has not been called, but Bowman has a large lead over Engel, the powerful chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee known for his support of Israel. Bowman supports a Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and defunding the police.

Democracy Now! airs his remarks from a campaign party late Tuesday.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. 

Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

Amy Goodman Congress Democracy Now! Eliot Engel Free Speech TV Jamaal Bowman New York United States

Politics

The David Pakman Show

They're demanding Ron DeSantis block Trump's "extradition" for arrest

They're demanding Ron DeSantis block Trump's "extradition" for arrest

The David Pakman Show

Arkansas restricts school bathroom use by transgender people

Arkansas restricts school bathroom use by transgender people

The Thom Hartmann Program

Will Trumpsters Burn America Over Trump Arrest?

Will Trumpsters Burn America Over Trump Arrest?

Democracy Now!

Cop City: Judge Denies Bond to People Rounded Up in Mass Arrest for Opposing Police Training Camp

Cop City: Judge Denies Bond to People Rounded Up in Mass Arrest for Opposing Police Training Camp

Related

Democracy Now!

Cop City: Judge Denies Bond to People Rounded Up in Mass Arrest for Opposing Police Training Camp

Cop City: Judge Denies Bond to People Rounded Up in Mass Arrest for Opposing Police Training Camp

Democracy Now!

The Candidate and the Spy: James Bamford on Israel's Secret Collusion with Trump to Win 2016 Race

The Candidate and the Spy: James Bamford on Israel's Secret Collusion with Trump to Win 2016 Race

Democracy Now!

Rep. Ro Khanna on Regulating Banks, TikTok, China, Ukraine & His Vote on the "Horrors of Socialism"

Rep. Ro Khanna on Regulating Banks, TikTok, China, Ukraine & His Vote on the "Horrors of Socialism"

Democracy Now!

"France Is Furious": Anger Grows at Macron for Raising Retirement Age as Millions Strike & Protest

"France Is Furious": Anger Grows at Macron for Raising Retirement Age as Millions Strike & Protest

Proud Partners