Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Joe Crowley of mounting a 3rd party bid against her in a Twitter fightGet the Full StorySeth Wenig AP and Alex Wong Getty Images
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive insurgent who won a stunning victory against Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic primary last month, accused Crowley of mounting a third party bid against her.
Crowley responded that he is not running, but is refusing to take his name off the ballot as the candidate endorsed by the Working Families Party.
WFP is calling for the congressman to register to vote in Virginia, where he has a home, in order to have his name taken off the ballot.
After being celebrated for their collegiality following progressive insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning victory over Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic primary last month, the new Democratic nominee and the longtime incumbent launched into a Twitter war on Thursday.
Ocasio-Cortez made the rift public when she tweeted that Crowley is keeping his name on the general election ballot as the nominee for the Working Families Party, which endorsed him during the election. She asserted that the congressman was, in fact, mounting a third party challenge against her — and that he had ignored her attempts to speak by phone. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un 'is a terrorist'See Also:Rebuking Trump can be risky so Republicans take to congressional hearings to berate administration officials on tradeTop Democrat calls out leadership and says a 'generational shift' is needed: 'I don't intend to stay in Congress until I'm in my 70s'Meet the millennial candidate for the US Senate who says it s time for young faces in WashingtonSEE ALSO: The chair of the Democratic Party just embraced progressive insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her 'the future of our party'