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A former campaign staffer for Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the installation of a second primary challenge to long-the New York democratic Congressman Carolyn Maloney in the year 2020.
Suraj Patel, a 35-year-old lawyer and business ethics professor at New York University, presented, to represent his bid for New York’s 12th electoral district, with a focus on progressive ideals such as the Green New Deal, affordable housing, “Medicare for all”, the mass detention and the legalization of marijuana.
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Patel, who received 40 percent of the vote when he ran against Maloney in the year 2018, released a video campaign to cope in three different languages, in which he promised, New York City, the suffering, including the deterioration of the subway system, and homelessness.
“When I was 5 years old, I can remember my father coming home after working the night shift the setting of these tracks,” Patel says in the introduction to the ad. “And he says to me, ‘you are pretty much in the same condition.'”
Maloney was the first in the Congress elected in the year 1992. She represented the 12th district covers parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens as well as Roosevelt Island, since 2013, after a redistricting.
Not to keep “just a job, you are entitled to keep it,” Patel says in the ad. “You have to deliver.”
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Patel is the fourth candidate to announce 2020 primary bid against Maloney. The other candidates are a stand-up comedian Lauren Ashcraft, attorney at law Erica Vladimer, and housing advocate Peter Harrison.
Unseating Maloney, a striking similarity would carry to upset primary victory moved by the Republic of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, defeated ten-term incumbent Joe Crowley in June 2018.