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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backs Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel's progressive challenger in a Bronx race that could replicate her stunning 2018 win

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020.House Television/AP Images
  • New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed the progressive challenger running against her House Democratic colleague and fellow Bronxite, Rep. Eliot Engel, on Wednesday night.
  • Engel, a 30-year incumbent and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is facing an increasingly competitive primary challenge from Jamaal Bowman, a former Bronx middle school principal. 
  • Ocasio-Cortez also announced she'll be endorsing a slate of candidates in New York on Thursday — three weeks before the state's June 23 elections. 
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York endorsed fellow Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel's progressive primary challenger, Jamaal Bowman, on Wednesday night and announced she'll endorse a slate of New York candidates on Thursday. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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