Pro-BDS candidate Yuh-Line Niou (D-Manhattan) will not challenge Democratic nominee Dan Goldman in the newly-drawn Congressional District 10 on the ballot line for the Working Families Party.
In a video post on Twitter, Niou said, “I will not be on the WFP line for the general. We simply do not have the resources to fight all fights at the same time, and we must protect our democracy now.”
Our campaign grew because our strength came from our people. I'm proud of what the @nywfp and I accomplished together. This is just the beginning. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/U4E3XmQGij
— Yuh-Line Niou (@yuhline) September 7, 2022
Goldman won the crowded primary in the district with about 26% of the vote compared to about 24% for Niou on August 23rd. Rep. Mondaire Jones – who currently holds a suburban seat north of New York City – got 18% and Council Woman Carlina Rivera received 17% of the vote, with other candidates trailing.
Soon after her announcement, Goldman said in a statement Tuesday night, “I look forward to joining forces with leaders, organizers, and activists in the days and months ahead, and towards our shared goal of holding the Democratic majority in the House and Senate so that we can protect our democracy, our fundamental rights, our neighbors, and the future of the planet itself.”
Sochie Nnaemeka, the director of the New York Working Families Party, said in a statement that Niou’s decision came after “careful deliberation” between the candidate and the party. The Working Families Party supported her campaign in the primary.