Ocasio-Cortez primary opponent didn’t use negative info – because he was overconfident

Ocasio-Cortez primary opponent didn’t use negative info – because he was overconfident
Joe Crowley; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (Campaigns, Twitter)

[Ed. – Probably true, considering where this is being published (NY Post).  The Post isn’t known for its desire to give thinly-veiled campaign advice that would help Democrats run their electoral efforts better.  In truth, there were probably a lot of New York Democrats who knew about irregularities in Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign. No one took her seriously.]

An overconfident Joe Crowley opted against using negative ammunition against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because he believed that he had the Democratic primary locked up and didn’t want to look weak in a race he was expected to walk away with.

Crowley, a longtime political power broker from Queens, was widely considered to be perfectly situated to become then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s successor before his stunning defeat last June that propelled the former waitress to the halls of Congress. …

“It wasn’t just that Crowley didn’t want to go dirty; he thought it would be a sign of weakness in D.C. if he was seen in a tight race against Ocasio-Cortez. He was supposed to be the next Democratic leader, not someone who had to fight for reelection,” the two write.

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