Matt Funiciello, the Green Party nominee for U.S. House in New York’s 21st District, appeared on WWNY-TV, the CBS affiliate in Northern New York, on Tuesday.
Funiciello received 10.6% of the vote in the district in 2014, and believes he can make it a true three-way race this year.
“You do build name recognition if you run more than once, certainly. So it is my intent to get full name recognition,” he said. If you’re looking at a weakened [GOP Rep. Elise] Stefanik and a [Democrat] Mike Derrick polling at 30 or 35, you’ve got a three-way race on your hands. People stop worrying about the spoiler effect and start actually looking at the issues.”
He added, “Very few Americans are in disagreement with the Greens about most of the things we feel would make sense on a policy level.”