Ocasio-Cortez Launches Assault On Fellow Democrats: ‘Not Working-Class Champions’

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Democratic Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York tore into Senator’s Joe Manchin and Bob Menendez during an appearance on Pod Save America.


Cortez was speaking about the efficacy in running a campaign with very little corporate money, referencing a friend who rivaled Joe Manchin in his re-election bid.

“She ran on no money. Like, not only did she run on no corporate money, but she had nothing in two years for a United States Senate race. She raised $179,000 total and, you know, like, when you’re figuring stuff out in campaigns, like, she really had probably less than 100k to run to actually run that race. She was out there knocking doors herself — no money. Joe Manchin dropped two million dollars against her and she still got thirty percent of the vote,” Cortez said.

“That, to me, tells me that we need to start reframing our issues instead of left and right to top and down and it’s not about, like, oh, you know, ‘I have to whether my message to Republicans.’ There are people that really want to feel like there’s an unapologetic working-class champion for them,” she concluded.
Cortez then shifted the conversation to “Bob Menendez of Florida” before the host had to correct her and tell her that Menendez is actually from New Jersey.
She claimed a woman challenged Menendez and, “she didn’t even run a campaign and she got, like, 40 percent of the vote.”

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