Congressman Joseph Crowley sent a surrogate to fill in for him at Monday night's 14th Congressional debate held by the Parkchester Times which has garnered much interest. Former Councilwoman Annabel Palma sit in for him due to scheduling conflicts according to his campaign office. While the date of the debate was changed Congressman Crowley was in New York, as he attended two events in Queens, and one in the Bronx during that day.
Crowley's opponent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had the advantage, while she highlighted many items of interest to the audience. Former Councilwoman Palma began by talking of her City Council experience, changing her words to working with Congressman Crowley after being told by the moderator that she was there to speak on Congressman Crowley and not herself.
While the debate was one hour it seemed so interesting to the audience that they wanted more questions to be answered. Citywide media called for information on the debate, and one such article appeared on City & State Here.