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League of Women Voters Congressional Candidate Forum 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

League of Women Voters Congressional Candidate Forum

Left-wing candidates are challenging entrenched Democrats 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Left-wing candidates are challenging entrenched Democrats

June 24, 2018 – Despite being “unknown,” Lewis has said he wants to help clean up the Democratic Party and make sure Engel faces strong competition to ensure democracy. Engel appears to be taking the challenge at least somewhat seriously, having sent out mailers to constituents, negatively linking Lewis to the CIA. Engel has raised $1.1 million to Lewis’ $858,000.

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Congressional primary: 3 Democrats look to topple Eliot Engel 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Congressional primary: 3 Democrats look to topple Eliot Engel

June 24, 2018 – A reliably blue district such as the 16th should be represented by a bolder voice that will stand up against Big Pharma, Lewis said. He knocked Engel and said many of his constituents don’t even know Engel is their congressman and said the congressman isn’t known for inspiring speeches and impassioned quotes.

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Jonathan Lewis Demands Immigrant Families be Reunited 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis Demands Immigrant Families be Reunited

Jonathan Lewis Issues Statement Condemning Trump Immigration Policy 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis Issues Statement Condemning Trump Immigration Policy

Eastchester, NY, June 23, 2018 – The Trump Administration’s policies of extreme bigotry and inhumane treatment toward immigrants has culminated most recently in ripping immigrant children away from their families. Recent reports tell of at least 70 separated immigrant children currently being housed in Westchester County. 

This national issue has reached our doorsteps. This is matter of humanity; not just immigration policy. We must act now to restore our commitment to diversity, inclusivity and opportunity by fighting for the immigrants who are so essential to the fabric of our nation. I call on our elected officials to use all of their power to reunite these families, allow them to remain in the US and provide them paths to citizenship. 

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Jonathan Lewis Issues Statement on Title I Funding 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis Issues Statement on Title I Funding

Eastchester, NY, June 23, 2018 – Eliot Engel’s campaign literature would have you believe he has done something to secure Title I federal funding for schools in our district and that this somehow gives him credibility on education issues. This is like showing up at the end of a parade and claiming you planned the whole thing. Title I funding is awarded purely by formula based upon the number or percentage of low-income students in a particular school district and would be awarded regardless of who sat in our seat in Congress. Clearly this shows how little Eliot Engel understands about education policy.

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Westchester businessmen look to upset Engel in Tuesday primary 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Westchester businessmen look to upset Engel in Tuesday primary

June 22, 2018 – Scarsdale entrepreneur Jonathan Lewis says Engel takes too much special interest money from the food and drug industries to objectively help constituents.

“I believe that that set of conflicts—and there’s many more of them throughout Congress and in Congressman Engel’s own career—is at the heart of why our democracy is in trouble,” says Lewis.

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Neighbors want representatives who will take a stand on issues 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Neighbors want representatives who will take a stand on issues

June 22, 2018 – The incumbent has been in Congress for 30 years, and has few legislative accomplishments. He is known best for parking himself in the path of the president for State of the Union speeches. It is time for new blood. It is time for a congressperson we can be sure will represent what is best for the district and what is best for the values of our community. For me, that menas it’s time for U.S. Representative Jonathan Lewis.

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This time we have a choice in the congressional primary 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

This time we have a choice in the congressional primary

Scarsdale, NY, June 21, 2018 – The incumbent has been in Congress for 30 years, and has few legislative accomplishments. He is known best for parking himself in the path of the president for State of the Union speeches. It is time for new blood. It is time for a congressperson we can be sure will represent what is best for the district and what is best for the values of our community. For me, that menas it’s time for U.S. Representative Jonathan Lewis.

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Lewis would be a refreshing change from incumbent Engel 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Lewis would be a refreshing change from incumbent Engel

Scarsdale, NY, June 21, 2018 – The incumbent has been in Congress for 30 years, and has few legislative accomplishments. He is known best for parking himself in the path of the president for State of the Union speeches. It is time for new blood. It is time for a congressperson we can be sure will represent what is best for the district and what is best for the values of our community. For me, that menas it’s time for U.S. Representative Jonathan Lewis.

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Lewis is a unique chance and choice for Scarsdale 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Lewis is a unique chance and choice for Scarsdale

Scarsdale, NY, June 21, 2018 – Those of us who know Jonathan personally are well aware of the high level of integrity, intelligence, compassion and thoughtfulness he will bring to Congress. That is why I am voting for Jonathan Lewis.

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Lewis is the change we need 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Lewis is the change we need

Scarsdale, NY, June 21, 2018 – A vote for Jonathan Lewis is a vote for the values that many in our community hold dear: Responsible leadership untethered to special interests, commitment to preserving our environment and a future for our children, behavior from our congressional representatives that matches their words.

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Lewis says no PAC money, that makes a difference 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Lewis says no PAC money, that makes a difference

Scarsdale, NY, June 21, 2018 – We have an opportunity to make a difference on this issue right here in our community. On Tuesday, our neighbor, Jonathan Lewis is challenging a 30-year incumbent in the Democratic primary to represent our district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Putting aside the many common sense, progressive positions he advocates, Jonathan will not take any PAC money, in contrast to the incumbent.

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For Democrats Challenging Party Incumbents, Insurgency Has Its Limits 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

For Democrats Challenging Party Incumbents, Insurgency Has Its Limits

June 21, 2018 – Mr. Lewis, who lives in Scarsdale, said he is running in part because of “the energy of the post-Trump era.”

“My diagnosis is many of us naïvely presumed our party would take care of the issues but our party was taking of itself,” he said in an interview. He has taken particular aim at Mr. Engel’s raising money with groups with business before Congress.

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Jonathan Lewis Presents the Facts on Eliot Engel’s Record in Congress 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis Presents the Facts on Eliot Engel’s Record in Congress

Eastchester, NY, June 21, 2018 – Jonathan Lewis, Democratic candidate for Congress in Tuesday’s primary election, today provided fully sourced facts on the 30-year incumbency of his opponent, Eliot Engel.

“It’s a shame that a 15-term incumbent – supposedly a leader in Congress — has shown himself unable to own his record,” Mr. Lewis said. “Every statement we have made about Eliot Engel’s long and very public record has been clearly and fully sourced, in both our campaign literature and in our PAC-a-Day feature on Twitter and Facebook, which illustrates the special-interest money Eliot Engel has taken over the years, and from whom.

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Letter to the Editor in Support of Jonathan Lewis 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Letter to the Editor in Support of Jonathan Lewis

Scarsdale, NY, June 20, 2018 – Jonathan is dedicated to improving education for all. He currently serves on the board of Yonkers Partners in Education, having started as a mentor to students, helping them complete their college applications. His involvement with Yonkers’ students provides him with insight as to the challenges and needs of the District’s other neighborhoods.

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#N12Primaries: Jonathan Lewis targets 16th District incumbent 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

#N12Primaries: Jonathan Lewis targets 16th District incumbent

Bronx, NY, June 19, 2018 – Mount Vernon’s Jonathan Lewis is running to unseat Rep. Eliot Engel in the Democratic primary for New York’s 16th Congressional District. Lewis says he’s passionate about health care because both his son and daughter are living with Type 1 diabetes. He says he wants to see fairly priced pharmaceuticals and affordable health care for all. He also says he wants to reduce mass incarceration by legalizing marijuana and abolishing mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.

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NY-16 Congressional Candidate Jonathan Lewis Calls for Community Voice on Hebrew Home Proposal 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

NY-16 Congressional Candidate Jonathan Lewis Calls for Community Voice on Hebrew Home Proposal

Eastchester, NY, June 14, 2018 – Jonathan Lewis, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York’s 16th District, called today for real community input on the proposed expansion of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Mr. Lewis said he agreed with concerned community groups that any proposed development must comply with zoning in scale and scope to help preserve the unique qualities of the neighborhood.

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Jonathan Lewis for Congress Releases Concluding Chapters of ‘A Citizens Guide to Fixing Our Broken Democracy’ 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis for Congress Releases Concluding Chapters of ‘A Citizens Guide to Fixing Our Broken Democracy’

Eastchester, NY, June 8, 2018 – Jonathan Lewis for Congress today announced the release of the third and fourth chapters of “A Citizens Guide to Fixing Our Broken Democracy.”  The Citizens Guide is a series of videos designed to educate and inform the public on the key issues threatening and undermining our democracy with an eye to finding practical solutions.

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Interview: WVOX June 4th 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Interview: WVOX June 4th

Jonathan Lewis Speaks About Democrats 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis Speaks About Democrats

Hamlet Hub: Congressional candidate, Jonathan Lewis is vying for a seat in the 16th district spanning Westchester County and the Bronx. Lewis is challenging Eliot Engel who has held the seat for decades. He was a guest of Westchester Eye on the Radio on 6/4/2018.

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Engel, Lewis about even in primary fundraising 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Engel, Lewis about even in primary fundraising

riverdalepress.com: U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel is running neck-and-neck with his primary challenger, Jonathan Lewis — at least as far as money is concerned.

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‘Unknown’ challenger attacks Engel in bid for seat 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

‘Unknown’ challenger attacks Engel in bid for seat

riverdalepress.com: “I think the voice of the people is being overwhelmed by the voice of corporations, and PAC money, and in point of fact, it’s widespread. It’s throughout the United States Congress.”

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Interview: Good Morning Westchester with Bob Marrone May 24th 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Interview: Good Morning Westchester with Bob Marrone May 24th

Interview: Good Morning Westchester with Bob Marrone May 17 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Interview: Good Morning Westchester with Bob Marrone May 17

Jonathan Lewis for Congress Launches ‘A Citizens Guide to Fixing Our Broken Democracy’ 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis for Congress Launches ‘A Citizens Guide to Fixing Our Broken Democracy’

Eastchester, NY, May 15, 2018 – Jonathan Lewis for Congress has launched “A Citizens Guide to Fixing Our Broken Democracy,” a series of four videos designed to educate and inform the public on the key issues threatening/undermining our democracy with an eye to finding practical solutions.

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PAC of the Day: AT&T 800 233 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

PAC of the Day: AT&T

AT&T admitted it was a mistake to pay $600,000 to Michael Cohen to influence the White House; their PAC also donates to Rep Eliot Engel 

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PAC of the Day: Chevron 800 233 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

PAC of the Day: Chevron

Eliot Engel takes money from Chevron’s PAC, even after they spilled over 400,000 liters of oil off the coast of Brazil 

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New York Playbook 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

New York Playbook

Politico: Between now and the June 26 Democratic primary, the campaign of Jonathan Lewis for Congress will feature a ‘PAC a Day’ to illustrate the damage being done to our democracy by the influence of big money in politics.

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PAC of the Day: Eli Lilly 800 233 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

PAC of the Day: Eli Lilly

Eliot Engel accepts PAC money from Eli Lilly and turns the other way while the company raises the price of life saving insulin by about 300% in the past decade

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Lewis: I will work for equal access 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Lewis: I will work for equal access

lohud.com: “I’m challenging Eliot Engel in the June 26 Democratic primary because the 16th Congressional District deserves better. Our democracy has been poisoned by big money, and 30-year incumbent Eliot Engel personifies this trend.”

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PAC of the Day: General Atomics 800 233 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

PAC of the Day: General Atomics

May 2 General Atomics is getting millions of federal dollars to develop dangerous nuclear reactors and Eliot Engel takes money from their PAC. Nuclear plants are a huge risk to public safety and they need to be shut down

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Safe Seats? Anti-Trump wave may wash out some Democrats, too 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Safe Seats? Anti-Trump wave may wash out some Democrats, too

NBC News: Some long-serving Democrats are facing primary challenges for the first time as the party looks to counter President Donald Trump.

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Two Westchester Dems to Challenge Engel for Congress 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Two Westchester Dems to Challenge Engel for Congress

Eastchester Rising: Four years ago, Congressman Eliot Engel became our unofficial Westchester congressman, since after the 2010 Census and redistricting, the 16th congressional district he represents now includes more than two-thirds of the county, including all lower Westchester and north to Rye, Greenburgh and Scarsdale.

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Jonathan Lewis for Congress Announces he is Officially on Ballot for June 26 Primary 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis for Congress Announces he is Officially on Ballot for June 26 Primary

Eastchester, NY, April 26, 2018 — The campaign of Jonathan Lewis for Congress, which is mounting a Democratic primary challenge in the 16th Congressional District in the Bronx and Westchester, today announced that Mr. Lewis is officially on the ballot for the June 26 Democratic primary.

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The top fundraisers in congressional races across New York 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

The top fundraisers in congressional races across New York

City & State New York: “Lewis is a progressive challenging a downstate Democratic institution, longtime Rep. Eliot Engel. The father of two children with Type 1 diabetes, Lewis is challenging Engel in part because he believes the congressman has not done enough as a member of the House Diabetes Caucus.”

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Jonathan Lewis to Challenge Incumbent Democrat Eliot Engel in Democratic Primaries 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis to Challenge Incumbent Democrat Eliot Engel in Democratic Primaries

The Viking News: “I have a different vision for what it is to be a Congressman,” said Lewis who believes “our democracy is breaking.”

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Challenger Democrats are Outraising GOP Incumbents in the Race for the House 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Challenger Democrats are Outraising GOP Incumbents in the Race for the House

OpenSecrets.org: Challenger Jonathan Lewis in New York’s 16th Congressional District maintains a slim margin of under $30,000 over fellow Democrat Eliot Engel.

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#Insulin4all in New York Congressional Run 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

#Insulin4all in New York Congressional Run

healthline: “I know first-hand how expensive insulin and other medical equipment is, despite being necessities,” Lewis says. “I’m fortunate enough to be able to pay for insulin, but I hear of others having to choose between food and insulin and I think it’s a complete outrage. We all need to stand together for this cause.”

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Jonathan Lewis Opens Congressional Campaign Headquarters 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis Opens Congressional Campaign Headquarters

Eastchester, NY: Jonathan Lewis today announced the opening of the headquarters for his campaign to represent New York’s 16th Congressional district.

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Lewis Is Second Challenger to Congressman Engel in June Primary 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Lewis Is Second Challenger to Congressman Engel in June Primary

Democrat Jonathan Lewis has announced the launch of his campaign to represent New York’s 16th Congressional district. The seat is currently held by veteran Congressman Eliot Engel.

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Lewis Announces Run Against Engel in Dem Primary 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Lewis Announces Run Against Engel in Dem Primary

The Scarsdale Inquirer: Lewis’ decision to run stems from an experience his daughter Hannah — who suffers from diabetes — had while lobbying in Washington D.C. to get funding from members of Congress to help in the fight to cure diabetes.

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Jonathan Lewis Announces Veteran Team of Campaign Advisors 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis Announces Veteran Team of Campaign Advisors

Eastchester, NY – Jonathan Lewis today announced that he has secured a premier group of professional advisors for his recently launched Democratic campaign to represent New York’s 16th Congressional district.

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Scarsdale’s Jonathan Lewis to Run for Congress 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Scarsdale’s Jonathan Lewis to Run for Congress

Scarsdale10583.com: Scarsdale’s Jonathan Lewis will challenge Democratic incumbent Eliot Engel in the primary to represent New York’s 16th Congressional district, which extends from the Bronx and Mt. Vernon to Yonkers, Scarsdale and Rye.

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Businessman Announces Plans to Unseat Longtime Rep. Eliot Engel 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Businessman Announces Plans to Unseat Longtime Rep. Eliot Engel

New York Post: A businessman from Scarsdale announced his candidacy for Congress Wednesday in a bid to unseat 15-term incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel in the Democratic primary. Jonathan Lewis, 55, vowed to run on a reform platform that includes refusing to accept political action committee donations from corporations.

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Latest News 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Latest News

City & State New York: Jonathan Lewis, a businessman from Scarsdale, announced he’s running for Congress in a bid to unseat 15-term Rep. Eliot Engel in the Democratic primary, vowing not to take campaign donations from political action committees.

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Jonathan Lewis Launches Democratic Campaign for Congress (NY-16) 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis Launches Democratic Campaign for Congress (NY-16)

Politico: Jonathan Lewis announced today the launch of his campaign to represent New York’s 16th Congressional district. “I’m running for Congress because I believe our democracy is in trouble. We must all stand up and participate to ensure we have a full debate on the issues within the Democratic Party,” Lewis said.

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Jonathan Lewis Challenging Congressman Eliot Engel to Represent New York’s 16th District 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Jonathan Lewis Challenging Congressman Eliot Engel to Represent New York’s 16th District

Black Westchester: “Too many politicians take corporate money, do the bidding of lobbyists for big corporate interests that aren’t even in the district, take perks, enjoy privileges, and go on privately funded trips, rather than working for the district,” Lewis said.

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Video: Why I’m Running for Congress 150 150 Jonathan Lewis | Democrat for Congress

Video: Why I’m Running for Congress