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PoliticsAOC may challenge Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand in upcoming Senate races: report

04:05  11 june  2019
04:05  11 june  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Chuck Schumer or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand . Kirsten Gillibrand in 2024. … Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, said that when she AOC ’s time as a Representative — a race she barely won and, many believe, only because her contender’s supporters thought he had it in the bag

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AOC may challenge Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand in upcoming Senate races: report© 2019 CQ-Roll Call, Inc. UNITED STATES - JUNE 5: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., walks up the House steps for the final vote of the week on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, could be facing a major challenger in their next Senate races -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY.

Top Democrats suspect that the freshman congresswoman will primary either Schumer in 2022 or Gillibrand in 2024, according to a report from Axios, Gillibrand, who is currently running for president, just won reelection during the 2018 midterms after vowing she would serve her full six-year term.

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And according to a report by Axios, the 29-year-old congresswoman may have another primary challenge in mind: taking on either Senate Minority Leader Chuck But the possibility of Ocasio-Cortez taking on Schumer or Gillibrand raises the question: how would she fare in a statewide race ?

Axios reported that 'top Democrats' believe the freshman lawmaker could challenge Sen. Chuck Schumer or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand . Schumer is up in 2022 and Gillibrand is up in 2024. There has been speculation about Ocasio-Cortez's next move. She beat Rep.

If AOC runs against the two party powerhouses -- and wins -- it wouldn't be the first time she toppled a big-name Democrat after she defeated leading lawmaker Joe Crowley, who was the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus a member of Congress for nearly 20 years, during the New York primaries in 2018.

Since then, Ocasio-Cortez has become a household name and is leading the effort in promoting the Green New Deal in hopes of tackling climate change.

With massive support among progressives, the New York representative is seen as a kingmaker during the 2020 election and is weighing her options on who to back in the presidential race.

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Kirsten Gillibrand Retweeted Maddow Blog. Trump may think this is a game, but these are people's lives we're talking about. New from @libmeyer: Kirsten Gillibrand is the first 2020 Democrat to endorse in the Iowa Democratic primary for the Joni Ernst Senate race .

"Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand , a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office 'begging' for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump," the US president posted.

Senators Bernie Sanders, I-VT, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, have so far received the highest praise from the self-described Democratic Socialist.

She has repeatedly blasted former Vice President Joe Biden, most recently for his previous support for the Hyde Amendment, which outlaws federal funding for abortions.

"If your pride is being a moderate centrist candidate, say that," Ocasio-Cortez said last week. "Say, 'I'm proud to be a centrist, I'm proud to be funded by Wall Street. I'm proud to not push as hard as I can on women's rights.' Say it, own it, be it, but don't come out here and say you're a progressive candidate, but at the same time not support repealing something as basic as the Hyde Amendment."

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