Defeated Dem Leader Crowley Might Be Mounting A 3rd Party Run, Ocasio-Cortez Warns


Democratic socialist wunderkind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is worried that her former opponent, Rep. Joe Crowley, the chairman of the House Democratic caucus, isn’t going to simply stand back and allow her to unseat him in November.

In a tweet sent Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez warned her followers that Crowley is mounting “a third party challenge against me and the Democratic Party – and against the will of @NYWFP”.

.@repjoecrowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy.

Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls.

Now, he’s mounting a 3rd party challenge against me and the Democratic Party- and against the will of @NYWFP.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 12, 2018

She then asked her supporters to donate so she can combat the flood of “dark money” that she (rightly) suspects might follow.

So much for “Born to Run.”

If you want to see me in Congress, we need your help now more than ever. We cannot underestimate the power of dark money.

Support us now:

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 12, 2018

That’s the New York Working Families Party, an independent party that is influential in New York State politics, where the party has become associated with progressive issues on what was, until Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary victory, believed to be the far left flank of the Democratic Party (that was before leftists associated with the Democratic Socialists of America started openly endorsing communism).

The issue, as is explained in the New York Times article tweeted by Ocasio, is that Crowley won the WFP primary, so his name is expected to appear under their ballot line. Crowley could choose to have his name removed from the WFP line, as is customary in the state when the WFP candidate doesn’t match the Democratic candidate. Yet, Crowley has repeatedly declined to remove his name from the ballot line.

He has also, according to Ocasio-Cortez, stood her up for three planned concession calls. This could mean one of two things: Either Crowley has yet to decide whether it’d be worth it to run as an independent against the Democratic Party candidate (just like former Democratic Sen. and VP candidate Joe Lieberman did back in 2006), or he’s already mounting a whisper campaign, choosing to sit back and hope that the voters in his district are repulsed enough by Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist principles to vote him instead.

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