GORDON FILES PAPERWORK TO RUN IN NY-02 OPEN SEAT

03/19/2020

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March 19, 2020

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GORDON FILES PAPERWORK TO RUN IN NY-02 OPEN SEAT 
Jackie Gordon Files Petitions for Three Party Lines

ALBANY, NY— Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Jackie Gordon today filed paperwork to appear on three party lines on the November 2020 ballot.

Gordon filed over 2,000 signatures for the Democratic nomination in NY-02, as well as submitting the necessary signatures to receive the Independence Party and Working Families Party lines. This filing follows a truncated petition period due to the coronavirus pandemic affecting New York State. 

“I’m humbled by the support that our campaign has received from every corner of this district,” Gordon said. “As a member of our Armed Forces, an educator, and a former Town Councilwoman, I’ve dedicated my life to service, and I will continue serving the people of NY-02 in Congress to preserve and expand access to affordable health care, strengthen our middle class, and grow our local economy.”  

Securing three party lines shows a coalescing of support behind Gordon, who was already named to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s highly competitive Red to Blue program. The Independence Party is the third largest party in NY-02 and previously backed Congressman Pete King in 2018, delivering 2,535 votes on that line, or 17% of his margin of victory.

“Already, Jackie has demonstrated her deep base of support across New York’s Second Congressional District and across the political spectrum, said Jackie Gordon for Congress campaign manager Meg Scribner. “Long Islanders are looking for decisive leaders like Jackie who will cut through partisan politics to advocate for their constituents. It’s clear that her track record of service is resonating with voters.”

Gordon has also netted endorsements from a number of organizations in recent months including the United Auto Workers, Amalgamated Transit Union, National Organization of Women, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, EMILY’s List, Vote Vets, and the Congressional Black Caucus PAC.

Both Cook Political Report and Inside Elections have shifted this race in Democrats’ favor, indicating that this open seat is indeed competitive and ready to flip.

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