It has been revealed that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s opponent in the Democratic primary had a heap of “dirt” ready to be slung at the newcomer, but instead he chose to sit on it.
In their new book, “The Hill to Die On,” Politico reporters Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer tell how Joe Crowley’s overconfidence led him to avoid negative campaigning.
One potentially damaging tip involved Ocasio-Cortez’s shady campaign finances, which Crowley knew about long before the issue become a public scandal.
But Sherman and Palmer indicated that Ocasion-Cortez’s alleged dodging of campaign finance laws was just one among many accusations Crowley could have used against her.
“Crowley had plenty of fodder he could’ve used against Ocasio-Cortez, but his top New York campaign operatives decided to take the punches and not hit back,” they wrote.
“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.
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