Multiple LGBTQ organizations are calling on out queer Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou to run on the Working Families Party (WFP) line in the general election for the 10th Congressional District after she narrowly lost to attorney Dan Goldman in a crowded Democratic primary competition.
The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, a citywide LGBTQ political club, first distributed a press release on August 29 calling on Niou to take another shot at NY-10 in November.
The Associated Press called Goldman’s victory early in the morning on the day after the primary election when results showed Goldman ahead with 25.72% of the vote and Niou trailing behind with 23.71%. Out gay Congressmember Mondaire Jones, who represents NY-17 but shifted to run in NY-10 after redistricting, had 17.16% of the vote. The Jim Owles club stressed that the results remain unofficial, and there are absentee ballots that have yet to be counted.