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Black Progressives Appear To Surge In Primaries, While Trump-Backed Candidates Lose

Voters went to the polls in primaries Tuesday from Kentucky to New York. Black Democrats appeared to have done well, including upending a 30-year House committee chairman.
Former middle-school principal Jamaal Bowman, a progressive Democrat, is well ahead of longtime Rep. Eliot Engel in their primary. Source: Spencer Platt

As protests stemming from George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police spread across the country, Black progressives appear to have had a good night in Democratic primaries Tuesday, while some Republicans endorsed by President Trump did not fair as well on the GOP side.

Three races in New York and Virginia, and perhaps one in Kentucky, highlight what could

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