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Rep. Yvette Clarke Faces Several Democratic Primary Challengers: Watch the NY-9 Candidates Debate on Sunday June 7


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Left to right: Yvette Clarke, Adem Bunkeddeko, Isiah James, and Lutchi Gayot


Four of the five candidates in the Democratic primary for New York's 9th Congressional District, which includes a long swath of central and southern Brooklyn, will debate on Sunday, June 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. Incumbent Rep. Yvette Clarke will debate three of her four challengers: Adem Bunkeddeko, Isiah James, and Lutchi Gayot, while the other challenger, Chaim Deutsch has not agreed to participate.

The debate is hosted by the Pakistani American Youth Society, South Central Brooklyn United for Progress, and Brooklyn Movement Center, and will be moderated by Gotham Gazette's Ben Max. The Facebook page for the event can be found here - it has links to pages where the debate can be streamed on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Interested parties can RSVP and submit a question here. Voting will take place on primary day, June 23, as well as through early voting June 13-21, and via absentee balloting, which all eligible voters are allowed to partake in given a gubernatorial order related to the coronavirus outbreak.

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