“I knew that if we were going to win, the way that progressives win on an unapologetic message is by expanding the electorate. That’s the only way that we can win strategically. It’s not by rushing to the center.It’s not by trying to win spending all of our energy winning over those who have other opinions. It’s by expanding the electorate, speaking to those that feel disenchanted, dejected, cynical about our politics, and letting them know that we’re fighting for them.”
“There were no news cameras present when Elizabeth Holtzman did the unthinkable 46 years ago, beating Emanuel Celler in the Democratic primary for the congressional seat he held for a remarkable 50 years.
Holtzman says she’s excited to see what the 28-year-old can do.
“I like Joe Crowley, he was a very friendly guy, but the fact of the matter is she had a different approach,” Holtzman said.
“She’s a woman, she’s got a new kind of energy. That’s great. She’s got to prove herself. That’s what I did my first year.”