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PoliticsNY: Bowman Gets Challenger for his Congressional Seat

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By PoliticsNY Staff | November 11, 2021

U.S. Rep. Jammal Bowman (D-Bronx/Westchester), who along with U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens/Bronx) were the only two New York City Area Congress members to vote against the recently passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill, is expected to get a strong primary challenge from New Rochelle Democrat Manuel Casanova in next year’s congressional primary.

Bowman, a member of the far-left Democratic Socialists of America, beat 16-term incumbent Eliot Engel in 2020, but his failure to vote for the infrastructure package that is expected to bring roughly $26 billion to the city and state may make him vulnerable to losing the seat.

“I am appalled and dismayed that Rep. Jamaal Bowman would vote against a bill that would create millions of jobs, rebuild our nation’s infrastructure, ensure clean water for all, drastically improve transportation and combat climate change,” Casanova said. “And while I applaud President Biden and  Congress for passing this landmark legislation, I am extremely disappointed that our community’s  own representative voted against helping his own neighbors.”

Casanova is a naturalized citizen from Chile. He is a Democratic District Leader, member of the Hispanic Democrats, Westchester Democrats, Fuerza  Latina, and Indivisibles New Rochelle.

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