Unbelievable! In a last minute scam, Ocasio-Cortez cancels debate set for October 17th

Yes, you read that correctly. After challenging Dr. Anthony Pappas to a debate one month ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has announced her no-show at a debate set for this Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Her Republican opponent had quickly accepted this challenge in early September, and this debate was long scheduled to occur at PS 69 school auditorium in Jackson Heights. It was arranged by a Queens Latino news organization.


The excuse given by her campaign manager last week is a newly announced condition of attendance by all candidates. This was announced with full knowledge that incumbent Joseph Crowley, defeated by Ocasio-Cortez in the June primary, was no longer campaigning on the Working Families party line (a third party which has never elected a candidate without major party backing on another line). 


While professing to promote the poor and lower class to earn her first success in any election, Ocasio-Cortez is now deceiving them with a self-promotion campaign across the country which finds her in one television appearance dressed in a $3,000 outfit and $600 shoes. By dodging her only debate, she is acting exactly as Joseph Crowley did when dodging her own demands for more debates during the primary season. At least Mr. Crowley appeared in one television debate and cancelled none.


While also proclaiming publicly that Donald Trump was afraid to confront "a girl" during her self-promotion crusade, she is now afraid of a senior citizen who happens to be a professor of economics at St. John's University. Dr. Pappas was prepared to debunk all of her myths about a socialist system and spending plan of "free things" having a $40 trillion price tag according to an independent research organization. The Ocasio-Cortez plan could only be satisfied by taxing the lower and middle classes.


She is also dodging a commitment by Dr. Pappas to call her out on a foreign policy position for ending the "occupation of Palestine" and U.S. "colonization of Puerto Rico." She may be the new face of the Democrat party, but she is definitely not the face of America. Please support Dr. Anthony Pappas for Congress with needed donations on this site and volunteers to spread our message limited as it may be for now in a mass distribution of palm cards.


It is time for the voters of New York's 14th District to call out Ocasio-Cortez for what she truly is at the election booths on November 6, 2018.



BREAKING NEWS: Debate between Dr. Anthony Pappas and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now set for Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7 pm at PS 69 School Auditorium, Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. Spread the word and let's get Tony's supporters there!

A reminder: campaign volunteer meeting is tomorrow at 2 pm, see our posting below for details.


Campaign Volunteer Meeting set for Saturday, September 29 at 2 PM. Please stop by!

A meeting of volunteers has been set for all those interested in electing Dr. Anthony Pappas to Congress here in New York's 14th District (
east Bronx and north Queens). The meeting is also set up for those interested in stopping Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from becoming our first Socialist member of Congress. It will be held this Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2 pm, at Park Avenue Elevator Designs; 18-60 42nd Street; Astoria, NY 11105. All are welcome, you do not have to be a resident of the District, and we encourage everyone to share this message. Please bring along other supporters.

The race in our District has gotten national attention as Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has been traveling the country promoting her bizarre economic ideas. For example, she was recently called to task on CNN for her spending plan which would cost our people about $40 trillion. That estimate came from an independent (but liberal-leaning) research organization. Ocasio-Cortez is relying on a "make the wealthy pay for it" scam which was shown to raise only $2 trillion for her spending spree. She could come up with no sane answer for making up the $38 trillion difference. In honest, plain terms, that means she would have to raise taxes, fees and even rents on the poor and middle class to get all her "free things" paid.

On the foreign policy end, Ocasio-Cortez announced that she would seek an end to the occupation of Palestine by Israel (and Puerto Rico by the United States). When called to task again during another news program on the realities of this, she back-pedaled before admitting that she was not a "
geo-political expert." She also had no answer for the vast loss of disaster funding and economic assistance which Puerto Rico would suffer if it became an independent state. A recent 28-year-old college graduate with a Bachelor degree in economics, Ocasio-Cortez has shown a gross level of incompetence on the national stage. Now she proposes to do more of the same as your congresswoman.

You deserve better, much better, and the answer is Dr. Anthony Pappas, a moderate, independent Republican with a motto of producing "sensible solutions for a kinder, caring world." Dr. Pappas has a Ph.D. from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT. For decades now, he has been a professor of economics at St. John's University. In short, the campaign for Congress in New York's 14th District may be likened to a contest between professor and student.

Unfortunately, the avowed Socialist candidate has a giant campaign war chest, and the media is not even responding to our news releases. Therefore we need your financial support 
by a donation made on this site. Or you may send a check (maximum $2,700) to "Anthony Pappas for Congress" P.O. Box 6362; Astoria, NY 11106.


Social media, videos, and emotional speeches may sound convincing, but when reality hits on the congressional stage, a disaster awaits us with Ocasio-Cortez, the newest extremist. We must all get serious now, unite as true Americans, and stop this Socialist invasion. Only a small fraction of voters turned out at the June 26th primary election. Now we must hear from the rest of you on Election Day, November 6, 2018!  

Feel free to contact our campaign office anytime at (917) 423-5971

Candidate Debate Confirmed between Dr. Anthony Pappas and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

On Thursday, September 21, 2018, our campaign manager was contacted by QueensLatino news publisher, Javier Castano, to confirm a debate between the two major party candidates in New York's 14th congressional district. We were assured that Ocasio-Cortez had already accepted his invitation, and we quickly agreed. A school auditorium was tentatively announced as a location with the date and time to be arranged. We will keep you abreast of this development as we call on the Ocasio-Cortez campaign to accept our request for three more debates in other parts of the district during October.

Why Support Anthony Pappas?

For the first time in many years, New York’s 14th Congressional District will have a new representative in Washington this November. That representative must be Anthony Pappas, a soft-spoken gentleman with decades of professional experience who believes that the people are best served by collaboration and not confrontation.

Tony is no politician. His high sense of principle prevents that from happening. With humble roots and a proven quest for equal justice, he has the ability to bring people together for any just cause. He is a long time professor of finance and economics at St. John’s University with a PhD from Yale University.

This job requires an independent statesman who can not only think outside the box but can also deliver on his commitments to the people. The United States Congress is crucial to the people of Queens and the Bronx who comprise our district. That is because we are harmed daily by gridlock politicians with antagonistic characters who are dividing our nation, tearing people apart to the point where moms and dads are being needlessly separated from their children even in our own family courts.

We are a union of diverse people but above all, we are an American nation committed to the ideals that made us so great. Socialism has never been one of those ideals. Yet it has been enthusiastically embraced by Tony’s opponent despite profound rejection by free thinking people in Europe and both North and South America. Tony is committed to the same rejection of socialistic ideology. And that makes him a union of both Democrats and Republicans this November.

Staunchly Independent, Anthony is beholden to no special interest. He is not seeking personal greatness. If elected, he will patiently and caringly listen to each and every constituent who contacts him for help. With Dr. Pappas in Congress, every voter of the 14th District can rest assured that his or her voice is being heard. We finally have a highly qualified candidate who will put you first!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly at 917-423-5971 or write to us by selecting "CONTACT" below.

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