Ro Khanna wants to have it both ways. In an attempt to tamp down the outrage, Khanna now says he’s “co-endorsing” both Crowley and the New York Democrat’s primary challenger, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “A lot of times people don’t have real challengers and I think she’s a formidable candidate. Khanna hasn’t been afraid to buck the establishment in the past- encouraging challengers to take on Sen. They said it doesn’t make sense to back two candidates in a race who are competing against each other.