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DC Fire Alarm Puller Democrat Jamaal Bowman Loses NY Primary

The Democratic House Rep from New York, Jamaal Bowman, lost his primary election by about 13,000 votes. The challenger, executive George Lattimer, received over 58% of the vote, while Bowman reached just over 41%. This is considered an upset victory due to how well-known and affiliated Bowman is. The pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC contributed $14 million to this race, making it one of the most expensive of its kind in United States history.

Bowman is, of course, a satellite member of “the Squad, ” including fellow NY House Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Ilhan Omar, Pramila Jayapal, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib. The Squad is a group of far-left House Reps who support each other and certain initiatives. The most recent thing this group supported was anti-Israel and pro-ceasefire efforts. Certain people frown upon such a thing, which may have hurt Bowman in this race.

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There is also the issue of the fire alarm incident on Capitol Hill. When the House was in session to vote on a bill, Bowman decided to pull a fire alarm to delay the proceedings. The building was evacuated, and the House took at least another hour to reconvene. Committing such an action is illegal, and Bowman could have faced jail time, but he got off with a slap on the wrist… even after initially lying about pulling the fire alarm.

SOURCES:

How Jamaal Bowman’s loss in New York primary highlights Democrats’ divide over Israel – YouTube

AIPAC Bullies Brag About Jamaal Bowman’s Primary Loss – YouTube

Jamaal Bowman reacts to NY Democratic primary loss – YouTube

Video shows Rep. Jamaal Bowman falsely pulling fire alarm – YouTube

George Latimer defeats House ‘squad’ member Jamaal Bowman in historic New York Democratic primary | CNN Politics

Jamaal Bowman loses New York primary to pro-Israel George Latimer

Jamaal Bowman loses to Latimer. Will another squad member be next?

Why Hakeem Jeffries isn’t that upset about Jamaal Bowman’s loss – POLITICO

Bowman Falls to Latimer in House Primary in New York – The New York Times

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