Democratic foreign-policy leader on the ropes in New York. The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel, is in danger of losing his seat in the U.S. Congress if today’s New York primary goes against him. Polls show Engel neck and neck with his challenger Jamaal Bowman. As Robbie Gramer and Jack Detsch report in Foreign Policy, the primary reflects deep divisions with the Democratic Party: Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have endorsed Bowman, whereas Hillary Clinton, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi have all endorsed Engel.
Democrats’ civil war continues as Rep. Eliot Engel, a fixture of the party’s corporatist/globalist Clinton-wing, could be ousted by a champion of the radical progressive wing led by the likes of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. Colm Quinn reports on the race in Foreign Policy’s Morning Brief, writing: