Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton formally endorsed Rep. Eliot Engel (D) on Monday as the 16-term congressman faces a tough primary challenge from progressive Jamaal Bowman in New York’s 16th District.
“I have worked with Eliot Engel as first lady, as senator from New York, and as secretary of state,” Clinton said in a statement to The New York Times. “Every step of the way, his number-one priority has always remained the same: delivering for his constituents.”
The ongoing endorsements in the race illustrate the deep divide between establishment and progressive Democrats. Clinton’s 2016 primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) endorsed Bowman, a former middle school principal, last week.
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