Up Close: Insurgent Jamaal Bowman on his primary win; plus, Charlie Rangel, Peter King

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Sunday, August 9, 2020
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Bill Ritter speaks with Jamaal Bowman.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- In this episode of Up Close, Bill Ritter speaks with Jamaal Bowman, the insurgent winner of New York's 16th Congressional district primary. A progressive politician and Yonkers school principal, he defeated longtime Representative Eliot Engel in the New York Democratic primary for New York's 16th Congressional district.

Bowman discusses his vicotry and strategy to win the general election in November. He's not facing a Republican, but a Conservative party candidate, Patrick McManus.

(Segment 1 featured above)

Next, Former New York Congressman Charlie Rangel, who represented Harlem and the Bronx, and New York Congressman Peter King, who represents Nassau County on Long Island, talk with Bill Ritter.

Both men are from different political parties with two very different points of view, who on this program for many years have debated and disagreed and still managed to do it kindly.

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