Skip to comments.Sen. Bernie Sanders to be endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an influential voice
Posted on 10/15/2019 8:40:28 PM PDT by KingofZion
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, one of the most influential voices among young liberals and a rising Democratic star, plans to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president and appear with him at a rally on Saturday, according to two people with knowledge of her plans.
The surprise endorsement is a political coup for Sanders, 78, who has been fading in the polls and has faced growing questions about his age and health. Before Tuesdays Democratic debate, he had been sidelined from the campaign trail for two weeks by a heart attack.
Were looking forward to Saturday, said Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez. Sanders teased the rally at Tuesday nights presidential debate, saying he would have a special guest appearing with him in New York.
Another person with knowledge of the congresswomans plans, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a decision that has not yet been announced publicly, confirmed the endorsement. Sanders campaign officials declined to comment.
The endorsement could be a blow for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who, like Sanders, is running on a platform of sweeping liberal change and who has emphasized her role as a female pioneer. Ocasio-Cortez had worked as a volunteer organizer for Sanderss 2016 presidential bid; she was recruited to run for Congress in 2018 by Justice Democrats, a group that grew out of the Sanders campaign.
Few figures hold as much sway in the partys liberal wing as Ocasio-Cortez, whose 2018 primary win over then-Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) sent political shock waves across the country and made her an overnight star ****
Her backing was a sought-after prize in the Democratic primary, and it was widely assumed that she would endorse either Sanders or Warren, the most liberal figures in the contest.
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What idiocy from the WashPost.
How did a bartender become an influential voice?
You always want someone who knows how to use a garbage disposal on your side.
Their kingmaker is a commie millennial. Wow.
Communist Party USA all but endorsed Barack Hussein Obama and chose not to run a candidate for the presidency to push him over the top.
This is special. AOC is influential. That right there is where the left is. They said and printed it. Nothing can be left to add to that.
I want to know who Communist Party USA, Workers World Party, Socialist Workers Party, International Green Party, and Democratic Socialists Party are endorsing in the primary.
So Burny didn’t blow a gasket tonight? There’s always tomorrow.
So Burny didnt blow a gasket tonight?
Very influential with teenagers, fentanyl users and meth tweakers.
AOC: “I’m supporting Sanders for President. His chicken is finger-lickin’ Good!”
The motormouth imbecile is an “influential voice”? Only if you’re incurably stupid or stoned out of your mind.
Really. I am seeing VP material here. I think Bernie should go for it.
well then, I’ll just go ahead and vote for him!!!! /s
why anyone would listen to a 29 year old bartender is beyond me.
Huge $$$$ behind her + the MSM... all enemies of the people.
So they endorse an old white man.
Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Death knell for the old loser from hell
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