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    Is Joe Crowley (D-NY) planning a third party run?

    People seem confused at whats happening. A third party bid would not be good here.

    The battle between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Joe Crowley isn't quite over and its taking a bitter turn.

    Just two weeks after the 28-year-old shocked the Democratic establishment with a stunning primary upset of the 10-term incumbent, she engaged in an extraordinary public fight with Crowley on Twitter Thursday, accusing him of planning to mount a third party run against her in Novembers general election, despite his public pledge to back her candidacy after his loss. And Crowley's camp pushed back hard, accusing Ocasio-Cortez of deliberately distorting events.

    Ocasio Cortez tweeted Thursday morning: .@repjoecrowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy. Instead, hes stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls. Now, hes mounting a 3rd party challenge against me and the Democratic Party- and against the will of @NYWFP, Ocasio-Cortez said, a few hours after the New York Times reported Crowley had actually won a ballot line to run in his own district in November from the Working Families Party, through a quirk in New Yorks election law, but declined to vacate it despite a request from the WFPs state director Bill Lipton.

    Youd think that given the moment were in that Democratic leaders would want to help progressive forces to unite, Lipton told the Times.

    A Crowley campaign staffer who spoke on condition of anonymity said three calls that were missed between Crowley and Ocasio-Cortez were due to hang-ups on her end, not the other way around.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...er-feud-714983

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    People seem confused at whats happening. A third party bid would not be good here.

    The battle between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Joe Crowley isn't quite over — and it’s taking a bitter turn.

    Just two weeks after the 28-year-old shocked the Democratic establishment with a stunning primary upset of the 10-term incumbent, she engaged in an extraordinary public fight with Crowley on Twitter Thursday, accusing him of planning to mount a third party run against her in November’s general election, despite his public pledge to back her candidacy after his loss. And Crowley's camp pushed back hard, accusing Ocasio-Cortez of deliberately distorting events.

    Ocasio Cortez tweeted Thursday morning: “.@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,” Ocasio-Cortez said, a few hours after the New York Times reported Crowley had actually won a ballot line to run in his own district in November from the Working Families Party, through a quirk in New York’s election law, but declined to vacate it despite a request from the WFP’s state director Bill Lipton.

    “You’d think that given the moment we’re in that Democratic leaders would want to help progressive forces to unite,” Lipton told the Times.

    A Crowley campaign staffer who spoke on condition of anonymity said three calls that were missed between Crowley and Ocasio-Cortez were due to hang-ups on her end, not the other way around.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...er-feud-714983
    I think a third party run would be hilarious to watch, go for Joe!

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    He has stated that is is not running. His name is on the ballot from a political party of which he is not a member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    He has stated that is is not running. His name is on the ballot from a political party of which he is not a member.
    Yea its very confusing. Many are tweeting that they thought he was running. Hopefully they get it straightened out.

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    New York's laws are weird. An obscure third party nominated Crowley, probably without his involvement.

    He can't get off the ballot at this stage unless he declares he is running for another office. Apparently, he's not willing to do that, which I guess is reasonable.

    In another district, this might be a problem, but it's more than D+30. Cortez will win by default, this is just a pissy drama. That would be the case if he started to campaign, and he's emphatically stated he will not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    New York's laws are weird. An obscure third party nominated Crowley, probably without his involvement.

    He can't get off the ballot at this stage unless he declares he is running for another office. Apparently, he's not willing to do that, which I guess is reasonable.

    In another district, this might be a problem, but it's more than D+30. Cortez will win by default, this is just a pissy drama. That would be the case if he started to campaign, and he's emphatically stated he will not.
    Yea I agree. But I guess some elderly residents are confused by it and thought Crowley was doing some sort of write in thing. I hope NY or somebody sends out info so this isnt confusing and Crowley ends up with 30% of some odd write in thingy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    New York's laws are weird. An obscure third party nominated Crowley, probably without his involvement.

    He can't get off the ballot at this stage unless he declares he is running for another office. Apparently, he's not willing to do that, which I guess is reasonable.

    In another district, this might be a problem, but it's more than D+30. Cortez will win by default, this is just a pissy drama. That would be the case if he started to campaign, and he's emphatically stated he will not.
    That worked out so well for Joe Lieberman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Yea I agree. But I guess some elderly residents are confused by it and thought Crowley was doing some sort of write in thing. I hope NY or somebody sends out info so this isnt confusing and Crowley ends up with 30% of some odd write in thingy..
    You remind me of the butterfly ballots in Florida!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    That worked out so well for Joe Lieberman.
    Lieberman won when he ran as a third party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Lieberman won when he ran as a third party.
    And Republicans should probably be grateful for it. Had Lieberman been defeated outright by his progressive challenger, all other things being equal, Obama would've been able to pass whatever he asked for throughout 2009. Certainly, a public option would've been a done deal. Obama's secondary priorities might have gotten through clean afterward, with no filibuster possible under the traditional rules.

    I always liked Lieberman, but he is understandably despised by the Left.

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