Could Niou challenge Goldman in NY10 general election on Working Families Party line?

While Yuh-Line Niou isn’t conceding the Democratic nomination in the tenth Congressional District race to Dan Goldman fairly but, the idea is being floated that the Manhattan Assembly Member might challenge Goldman on the Working Families line in the November general election.

Just over 1,300 votes separated Goldman, who served as lead counsel in the first impeachment of ex-President Donald Trump, and Niou Tuesday night, however that was sufficient for the Associated Press to name the race in favor of Goldman early Wednesday morning, going off of unofficial vote tallies from the town Board of Elections (BOE). Goldman declared victory a couple of hours prior and finally nabbed 25.7 % of the vote to Niou’s 23.9, with U.S. Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-Rockland, Westchester Counties)coming in third at 18 % and City Council Member Carlina Rivera (D-Manhattan) with 17 %.

Roughly 13,000 absentee ballots have but to be counted in the district that covers a lot of decrease Manhattan and components of northwest Brooklyn, however the BOE has stated it received’t begin tabulating them till Aug. 30 – its deadline for receiving the remaining ballots. Also, it’s rumored the board received’t replace its election evening outcomes till Sept. 9.

Niou took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon, repeating what she stated Tuesday evening, that her marketing campaign received’t concede till all the votes are counted.

“We’re going to keep working until every vote is counted,” Niou wrote. “But no matter the final result, I’m so proud and grateful to all of you who supported with your time, money, and energy! We showed that a dedicated crew of volunteers can stand up to big money. More to come soon!”

Meanwhile, Sochie Nnaemeka – director of the New York Working Families Party (NYWFP), which backed Niou in the race – launched an announcement saying the vast majority of District 10 voters selected a self-described progressive candidate over Goldman, which incorporates Niou, Jones and Rivera.

“Despite being outspent by several million dollars and withstanding a torrent of attacks from Trump-aligned groups, Yuh-Line is within points of Dan Goldman in a heavily contested field,” Nnaemeka stated. “While there are still ballots left to be counted, what’s clear is that the overwhelming majority of voters chose a self-described progressive in this race, and people are hungry for authentic representation that will fight to defend abortion rights and put their needs ahead of the whims of the ultra wealthy.”

Nnaemeka’s assertion appears to suggest Tuesday’s outcomes present that if Niou had been to challenge Goldman in a general election, which might basically be a two-person race in a deeply blue district the place Republicans have little to no sway, she would win. The assumption being that the majority of those that voted for Jones and Rivera in the first would cast their ballots for Niou in the general election.

According to NYWFP spokesperson Ravi Mangla, Jones at present holds the social gathering’s line in the general election as a result of that they had endorsed him in his present Congressional District 17 earlier than the state legislature-drawn districts had been thrown out by the state courts and the traces had been redrawn. Jones’ petition signatures had been transferred when he determined to run District 10 as an alternative of CD17, despite the fact that the social gathering endorsed Niou for CD10.

Mangla stated NYWFP is assured Jones, who has till early September to rescind the road, will decline it.

“He made an agreement with the party that, were he to lose the primary, he would decline the line,” Mangla instructed PoliticsNY. “We don’t have any great concerns right now that he will do anything other than decline the line.”

The social gathering is ready for all the major votes to be counted, Mangla stated, earlier than making a call on who to again in the general election.

“No decisions made, we just want to see what the final count is,” Mangla stated. “Hopefully there will be a count before we have to make that decision. But we have not come to any conclusion on that yet.”

Burns stated he hasn’t spoken to Niou about the potential of working on the NYWFP line but. Goldman’s marketing campaign declined to remark on the prospect of Niou working towards him in the general when PoliticsNY reached out.

But Chris Coffey, political marketing consultant and CEO of Tusk Strategies, isn’t fairly satisfied Niou would choose up sufficient of Jones’ and Rivera’s votes in the general to place her over the end line.

“I think there’s now a perception that like 65 percent of the district voted for a progressive and therefore Yuh-Line would have a really strong shot against Dan in a one-on-one race,” Coffey stated. “I think that’s probably not right.”

Coffey’s skepticism, he stated, is pushed by the truth that there’s possible extra overlap between Jones and Goldman supporters – as a result of their nationwide profiles and focus on nationwide points – than the NYWFP is contemplating and there are various Rivera voters who wouldn’t again Niou.

“I think a lot of Mondaire’s votes would go to Dan,” Coffey stated. “This idea that just, he was progressive, [so] all his votes would go to Yuh-Line? Maybe. I mean, voters are more complicated than that. So, my suspicion is it will at least be a split. And I’m not sure where Carlina’s votes go. Like, I know a lot of people that voted for Carlina, who I don’t think will vote for Yuh-Line.”

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