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By Chris McKenna

A group planning to mobilize Jewish voters in Westchester County for a key congressional primary in June is launching the first stage of its campaign as an early deadline for voters to switch parties approaches.

That multi-pronged effort, dubbed Westchester Unites, will urge Jewish voters who aren't registered as Democrats to formally enroll in that party by Feb. 14 so they can vote in the June 25 Democratic primary between Rep. Jamaal Bowman and Westchester County Executive George Latimer.


Jewish groups out in force for Bowman, too

Bowman, a progressive supported by the Working Families Party, also now has the backing of a liberal Jewish group that says it helped elect him in 2020, when he waged an insurgent campaign to unseat longtime Rep. Eliot Engel.

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice Action, a New York-based organization that claims 6,000 members and calls itself "the home of New York's Jewish left," formally endorsed Bowman for re-election on Wednesday. The announcement was made by its campaign arm, The Jewish Vote.

"We know him to be a compassionate and moral leader who has time and again shown his commitment to representing all of his constituents,” Howard Horowitz, a member of the group who lives in Bowman's district, said in a statement.

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