A serious third party bid does have an impact on the race, especially when the candidate is committed to their candidacy and doesn't in the end just a shill for one of the major party candidates as happened in NNY. (to Dem operatives, that's not a slam at Mr. Owens, its a criticism of the Hassig effort).
In central NY , Green Party Congressional candidate Ursula Rozum ran hard on her issues, got into the debates, raised money and ran commercials and in the end garnered the most votes ever by a third party hopeful in the Syracuse district.
Ms. Rozum can be proud of her effort in offering voters an alternative to the major parties, and for bringing forth viewpoints never heard in the mud slinging tirade that was the Maffei-Buerkle race.
One principled stand by Green State Chair Howie Hawkins. He doesn't play the cross endorse-fusion voting peculiar to NY election law.
www.ursulaforcongress.com for more information.
Rozum happy with election performance