Issue #16 Hon, we got a lot of Maryland this week

“Andom Ghebreghiorgis, a teacher from Mount Vernon, kicked off his campaignagainst House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel today. Engel, a member of the centrist New Democrat Coalition, is one of the House’s most hawkish voices on foreign policy, so naturally House Democrats tapped him to chair the Foreign Affairs Committee. He’s been in office since 1989, and while a moderate white man may have been a good fit for this Bronx/Westchester County district back then, he now represents a majority-minority district.

Ghebreghiorgis had been mentioned as a potential candidate by the New York Times back in February, but we hadn’t heard anything from him since. Ghebreghiorgis made it clear then that he disagrees with Engel’s conservative foreign policy outlook.”

-Primaries for Progress