PARTY CRASHERS: Some of the progressives hoping to knock off incumbent Democrats.
Jamaal Bowman (New York 16th): The 43-yearold founder and principal of a Bronx middle school is running to unseat Rep. Eliot Engel. Engel, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee, is at odds with some squad members over their support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement aimed at Israel.
Marie Newman (Illinois 3rd): In 2018, the former advertising exec nearly toppled eight-term Chicagoland Rep. Dan Lipinski, one of the last anti-abortion House Democrats. Planned Parenthood and Emily's List are backing her, as is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Adem Bunkeddeko (New York 9th): The son of Ugandan refugees, the 31-year-old Harvard Business School grad is mounting his second challenge to Rep. Yvette Clarke. His 2018 run was endorsed by the New York Times, which described Clarke's accomplishments as "regrettably far between."
Cori Bush (Missouri 1st): The 43-year-old registered nurse is taking another swing at unseating Rep. Lacy Clay, who has held his seat--formerly his dad's--for 10 terms.
Jessica Cisneros (Texas 28th): Justice Democrats recruited the 26-year-old human rights attorney to run against Rep. Henry Cuellar, a member of the business-friendly Blue Dog Coalition and one of three Democrats in Congress with an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.
Morgan Harper (Ohio 3rd): A Stanford-educated lawyer, Harper worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau combating predatory lending. Harper is now challenging four-term Rep. Joyce Beatty.
Mckayla Wilkes (Maryland 5th): The 29-yearold administrative assistant and college student has spoken openly about her criminal record and her abortion. She's mounting a challenge to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Nancy Pelosi's second in command, who has served in Congress since 1981.
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|Date:||Nov 1, 2019|
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