There have been quiet rumblings lately of multiple polls showing poor numbers for Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s congressional campaign and unexpectedly good number for one of his rivals, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, and earlier today, Colby Hamilton reported one of them from about a month ago showing Mr. Lancman “struggling to break into the low double digits.” We reached out to Mr. Lancman’s campaign about the numbers this afternoon, to which they responded with heavy vitriol towards the third candidate, Assemblywoman Grace Meng, who conducted the poll.
“Meng’s phony poll is a slap in the face to the over 1 million union members who have endorsed Rory Lancman, and distracts from the growing awareness in the district that Rory is the only candidate who knows what to do in Congress once he gets there,” spokesman Hank Sheinkopf said in a statement.
Congressman Joe Crowley, the head of the Queens County Democratic Party and a supporter of Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s congressional campaign, has only one thing to stay about Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s charges of a plot to split the Jewish vote in Ms. Meng’s favor: Mr. Lancman is misinformed.
So went the conversation following a Jackson Heights press conference earlier this afternoon on expanding visa access for tourists.
“He’s misinformed,” Mr. Crowley said bluntly when The Politicker first brought up Mr. Lancman’s argument. A long pause followed as both reporters questioning him waited for additional commentary.
EMILY’s List, a prominent political action committee that aims elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates, has gotten behind Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s bid for Congress in Queens even though there’s another pro-choice Democratic female candidate in the race, Councilwoman Liz Crowley.
“Grace Meng is not just a strong candidate, she’s exactly the kind of fierce advocate for women and families that we need in Washington right now,” Stephanie Schriock, the organization’s president, said in a statement this morning. “Grace is a true progressive who will stand up to the radical Republican agenda and get things done in Congress.”