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Westchester CE Latimer Announces Run for Congress Against Bowman

Westchester County Executive George Latimer officially announced his bid for Congress Wednesday, and will challenge incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D- 16th CD) in the Democratic primary for the Congressional District seat representing parts of Westchester and The Bronx.

He had been courted to run for months by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and local Democrats who are unhappy with Bowman.

In his campaign video, above, Latimer criticized Bowman for his vote against infrastructure funding and a resolution that condemned Hamas.

“As county executive, we’re rebuilding our infrastructure, cutting property taxes, and reforming the police while tackling crime head-on and protecting our environment,” he said. “Unfortunately, instead of working for us, our Congressman is making news for all the wrong reasons, voting against resolutions to condemn Hamas instead of helping our communities with flooding and infrastructure.”

Latimer told News 12 that Israel is high on his priority list but that there are also other issues he wants to champion should he be elected to Congress.
Congress will vote Thursday to formally censure Bowman, for setting off a fire alarm in a House office building in September. Bowman was caught on video setting off the alarm  as Democrats were stalling for time to review a Republican stopgap spending bill. The false alarm prompted an evacuation of the building and contributed to the mayhem as Congress rushed to stave off a government shutdown set to begin that night.
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Robert Herbst
Robert Herbst
December 8, 2023 5:08 PM

Way to go George!

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