Rep. Bowman will not run third-party campaign following Democratic primary loss

Bowman still had the Working Families Party line despite losing the Democratic primary election to Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

Jonathan Gordon

Jun 27, 2024, 4:27 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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In a new statement to News 12, a spokesperson for Congressman Jamaal Bowman says the incumbent will not actively campaign on a third-party line this fall in the race for New York's 16th Congressional District.
"The only goal in November is beating Republicans," the spokesperson said.
Bowman still had the Working Families Party line despite losing the Democratic primary election to Westchester County Executive George Latimer. Until now, Bowman had not publicly said he would decline a third-party run if he lost the primary.
"You know Jamaal Bowman isn't going anywhere, right, because if we could raise $5 million in six months what could we do in about a year, year and a half," Bowman said during his concession speech on Tuesday night.
While it was unlikely, Bowman could have pulled off a win on a third-party line. The decision to pull some voters away from Latimer during the general election could have made things more complicated for Democrats looking to hold every seat as the party hopes to flip control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Latimer is the presumed favorite to win in November against former Scarsdale Mayor Dr. Mirian Levitt Flisser. Flisser won 35% of the vote in a head-to-head race against Bowman in the 2022 general election.


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