Left eyes huge night in NY, Kentucky primaries

Challengers to Mitch McConnell on the ballot

Expectations on the left are rising for what could be a huge night of victories Tuesday in separate primaries in Kentucky and New York.

Booker and McGrath

In Kentucky, progressives believe state Rep. Charles Booker has a strong chance of defeating centrist Amy McGrath, who had been the heavy favorite and has a huge cash advantage. The winner of that primary will be the Democratic nominee against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Mitch McConnell

Meanwhile in New York, Jamaal Bowman, a former middle school principal who has won support from some of the progressive movement’s biggest names, is now the favorite to unseat Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in New York’s 16th District.

Just north of there, in New York’s 17th District, a recent poll showed another progressive, Mondaire Jones, opening up a wide lead in the Democratic primary to succeed retiring Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.).

Source: The Hill for more on this story