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While their state is being devastated by COVID, a number of Florida lawmakers are spending their time trying to oust Florida State University’s student senate president over a social media post he made as a 12-year-old.

A new poll has Jamaal Bowman up by 10 points over incumbent, and Israel lobby favorite, Eliot Engel. “Though the Democratic old guard has frequently been criticized as out of touch with the party base, name recognition and the right donors have held most would-be challengers at bay. If this poll is accurate, that time is rapidly ending,” tweeted American Prospect executive editor David Dayen.