Ocasio-Cortez Targets Three Dem Congressmen In Primary Fights
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t done disrupting the Democratic establishment.
The 28-year-old socialist stunned party leaders when she upset a top Democrat, New York Rep. Joe Crowley, in the June 27 primary. Now, she wants to help other far left candidates imitate her success.
Ocasio-Cortez, whose far-left district makes her a virtual lock in November’s general election, is working to boost eight other Democratic congressional candidates around the country, her campaign said in a release. Three of those candidates — Cori Bush, Ayanna Presley and Kerri Harris — are mounting primary challenges to incumbent Democrats.
Harris is hoping to oust Democratic Delaware Sen. Tom Carper and has the backing of progressive activists, in addition to Ocasio-Cortez’s support.
Bush is challenging Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay, a seven-term congressman, while Presley is hoping to beat Massachusetts Rep. Michael Capuano. (RELATED: As Her Party Scrambles For Unity, Rising Star Ocasio-Cortez Seeks To Oust Another Legacy Democrat)
Want to learn about another amazing candidate? Here’s @KerriHarrisDE.
Kerri, running in Delaware, drove to New York HERSELF to get out the vote and outfitted her team in Ocasio2018 gear to do the same on Election Day.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) June 30, 2018
While Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez has said that Ocasio-Cortez represents the “future of our party,” veteran Democrats have already grown frustrated with the 28-year-old’s attacks on the party establishment. (RELATED: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fumbles Through Questions On Israel And Palestine)
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