Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose
But she beat him fair and square not her fault nobody but her family showed up to vote he has to step down and not run as an independent either
How does it work doesn't Crowley hold his seat until the day of elections? or is he suppose to resign immediately?
She absolutely did. The few people that showed up voted for her.
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones
You should read the link. He's running as the candidate of the large, powerful, immensely successful Working Families Party. That is to say, he's running on his own name recognition.
The problem for Octopus-Cortisone is that this will split the Democratic vote, and might just allow the Republican to walk in. Or, Crowley could win.
That is what I was thinking. I do not think the GOP candidate will win. I do think that Crowley's people were asleep at the wheel and were stunned.
This could be a chance for them to send their guy back to Congress. Crowley will of course say who was he to go against the will of the NY 14th.
It's a bit of a dick move, but completely legal. Crowley has benefited from Democratic Party support all his career, and now he's going against the party mandate.
Huge D Move but as for the party mandate, Ocasio-Cortez is campaigning for other far left progressive Democrats to unseat other incumbent Establishment Democrats. If you read other sources you will find that Establishment Democrats are not too happy with that and I think they might even be asking Crowley to stay on the ballot.
Maybe until November and see what happens or maybe just to send a message to Ocasio-Cortez to tread lightly.
Just my opinion.