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Westchester County Executive George Latimer sites support for Israel in decision to run against Rep. Jamaal Bowman

George Latimer challenging Rep. Jamaal Bowman in primary
George Latimer challenging Rep. Jamaal Bowman in primary 00:36

NEW YORK -- Westchester County Executive George Latimer will formally announce Wednesday plans to challenge Congressman Jamaal Bowman in a Democratic Primary next year. 

Latimer said support for Israel is a big factor in the major political decision. 

Bowman has been criticized for calling for a cease-fire in Gaza, and pro-Israel committees are pledging to spend millions to help Latimer win. 

Bowman has accused Israel of war crimes, even as he condemned Hamas for the October 7 attack. 

His district contains all of southern Westchester and a sliver of the northern Bronx. 

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