After a moment of prayer on Tuesday, Rep. Jamaal Bowman was endorsed by more than two dozen Bronx and Westchester county faith leaders.

What You Need To Know

  • NY1 is set to host a congressional primary debate between Democratic incumbent Jamaal Bowman and Westchester County Executive George Latimer

  • The two are in a heated race to represent parts of the Bronx and Westchester County in the House of Representatives

  • On Tuesday, Bowman was endorsed by several local religious leaders

Bowman is focused on voter turnout.

“We are going to knock, we are going to call, we're going to text. We’re going to wait by your house,” he told supporters in White Plains.

A progressive incumbent, Bowman also has the backing of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and the Working Families Party.

Meanwhile, his opponent, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, is racking up endorsements as well.

Latimer has been endorsed by former Gov. David Paterson, the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC, and former Rep. Mondaire Jones.

The two Democrats are running to represent New York’s 16th Congressional District, which stretches from the North Bronx to Yonkers, Scarsdale and Larchmont in Westchester.

“I haven’t seen Westchester this engaged in a primary in I don’t know how long,” J.C. Polanco, a political analyst, told NY1.

With the start of early voting just days away, Wednesday night at 7 p.m., Latimer and Bowman will step into NY1 studios for a live hourlong debate, which will be televised statewide.