Lindsey Boylan Live: Take-No-Prisoners Challenger Seeks to Unseat NYC’s Jerrold Nadler
“Lindsey Boylan is running to unseat longtime incumbent
and Democratic party stalwart Rep Jerrold Nadler in
New York City’s Tenth Congressional District. This is an
influential and heterogenous district, which encompasses the Upper West Side of Manhattan,
the West Village, Wall Street itself, and lower income parts of Brooklyn. The needs of the constituents in this district are as diverse as New York City itself.
Boylan has come out swinging, with a social media presence that has a
take-no-prisoners style. She has confronted Rep Nadler on what she calls his misogyny, and also called out Elizabeth Warren in powerful terms, expressing her
disappointment as a woman and a mother that Warren refused to
endorse Boylan without having encountered her.
Boylan’s campaign video received over 108,000 views, and really breaks the mold
for political advertising. Created by an all-female team, it speaks frankly of
how two generations of women in Boylan’s family lost custody of their children
due to mental health or substance abuse issues, and expresses Boylan’s strong support for mental health care.
Though predictably, as with most women in public life,
Boylan’s personal appearance has been targeted on social media
in an effort to diminish her gravitas, Boylan is a genuine policy nerd, who in our interview dives deeply into why infrastructure is so important, talks knowledgeably, drawing on lessons from her time working with the NYC Parks Dept, about green spaces, walkable streets, urban development visionary Jane Jacobs, carbon neutral development and “New Urbanism”.
She discusses campaigning virtually during
a quarantine, and talks about why she eschewed fossil fuel money and corporate
PAC money. Boylan does not hesitate in confirming that there is a new wave of
younger, more progressive (or more radical, depending on your perspective)
challengers to the icons of the Democratic Party; mentioning
Shahid Buttar, AOC and Skyler Johnson as examples. She also
confirms comfortably that this new wave may well be a “movement.”
Whatever your views of Boylan’s agenda, there is no question that she scores on
the nonpartisan DailyClout metrics for a candidate:
She is accessible to potential voters and answers questions directly.
She drills down deep into policy areas and explains them clearly and transparently.
She has a plan and not just a campaign slogan.
Whatever happens in the days ahead, Boylan’s is a campaign to watch.
Watch The Interview Here: