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Jamaal Bowman

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U.S. Congressman

The Resume

Why he might be annoying:

    He fathered a son out of wedlock with his then-fiancée (2003).
    His wife was initially opposed to his decision to run for office.
    During the COVID-19 epidemic, he frequently wore a face mask emblazoned with a Wu Tang Clan symbol.
    He said, ‘Our current system of capitalism is slavery by another name.’

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was raised by a single mother in a Manhattan housing project.
    He was the founder and principal of the Cornerstone Academy for Social Action, a public middle school in the Bronx.
    He noted about racial profiling, ‘I was slapped around by police. I’ve been arrested for ‘stealing’ my own car, only to be released.’
    He defeated a 16-term incumbent, Elliot Engel, in his first political campaign. (It probably did not help when Engel was caught by a hot mic saying at a press conference about the George Floyd protests, ‘If I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care.’)

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 330 Votes: 57.27% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 137 Votes: 65.69% Annoying