Open Seat in South Bronx Attracts Newcomer Advocate | The New York Times Student Journalism Institute
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demonstrated that the move from activism to politics was possible. Chivona Newsome shows just how difficult that path is, especially in a 2020 primary race flooded with candidates.
Chivona Newsome, a newcomer to politics, is running for Congress in her South Bronx district. But she’s not the only one. In one of the poorest congressional districts in the nation, the race for the 2020 Democratic primary is already crowded.