Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Joe Crowley

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive insurgent who won a stunning victory against Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary last month, accused Crowley of mounting a third party bid against her.
Crowley responded that he is not running, but is refusing to take his name off the ballot as the candidate endorsed by the Working Families Party.
WFP is calling for the congressman to register to vote in Virginia, where he has a home, in order to have his name taken off the ballot.

After being celebrated for their collegiality following progressive insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning victory over Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary last month, the new Democratic nominee and the longtime incumbent launched into a Twitter war on Thursday.

Ocasio-Cortez made the rift public when she tweeted that Crowley is keeping his name on the general election ballot as the nominee for the Working Families Party, which endorsed him during the election. She asserted that the congressman was, in fact, mounting a third party challenge against her — and that he had ignored her attempts to speak by phone.

.@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

Crowley soon responded — also via Twitter — to explain that he is not running for the seat, and that it was Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign that had ignored his team’s attempts to set up a call.

Alexandria, the race is over and Democrats need to come together. I’ve made my support for you clear and the fact that I’m not running. We’ve scheduled phone …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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