On Election Day, we say vote for Crowley
Election Day is (almost) here, and residents of District 14 have a choice to make.
On the ballot is Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Republican Anthony Pappas.
But on the Working Families Party is another familiar name: Joseph Crowley.
The longtime incumbent lost the Democratic Primary to Ocasio-Cortez, and vowed not to campaign moving forward, a pledge he has honored.
Yet, due to New York’s election laws, he cannot be removed from the WFP line.
That gives residents another opportunity to vote for Crowley.
Ocasio-Cortez, while capturing the national spotlight, has been outspoken about her socialist agenda. While we agree with many of her intentions, we’re not sure if that’s the way to go.
The Democratic nominee would have to work with Republicans and moderate Democrats to accomplish her proposals in Washington. We don’t think she will be successful doing so.
What we do know is that Crowley, a progressive in his own right, has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the federal government, not to mention considerable influence and respect among colleagues.
Crowley may not be campaigning anymore, but that doesn’t mean the Woodside native doesn’t deserve to keep his seat.
On Election Day, we say re-elect Joe Crowley for Congress.