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PoliticsDems have "a real risk of losing" without "transformational" candidate: Ocasio-Cortez

17:40  16 june  2019
17:40  16 june  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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

AOC may challenge Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand in upcoming Senate races: report 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. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (/ˌoʊˌkɑːsioʊ kɔːrˈtɛz/; Spanish: [oˈkasjo koɾˈtes]; born October 13, 1989), often referred to by her initials, AOC

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee where she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal. Ocasio - Cortez sought a spot on the committee—which is usually off limits to freshman reps – with the

Dems have "a real risk of losing" without "transformational" candidate: Ocasio-Cortez© Alex Wong/Getty Images U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform June 12, 2019, on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't endorsing anyone for president now, saying on Sunday that "I think that we have a very real risk of losing the presidency to Donald Trump if we do not have a presidential candidate that is fighting for true transformational change in the lives of working people."

In an interview with ABC's Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on "This Week" Sunday, she said more broadly of the Democratic field, "I do think that the field is too large. ... We have so many Senate seats to take and the fact that we aren't discussing that more -- even if we win the presidency and we don't win the Senate -- we are not going to be able to get a robust agenda passed in the way that we envision it."

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WASHINGTON — Less than a month into the 116th Congress, Sean McElwee, the liberal co-founder of Data for Progress, rattled off a list of sitting Democratic House members who should face a primary from the left, his exposition punctuated with dismissive expletives.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez for NY-14. In New York City specifically, money from luxury real estate developers has taken over our political establishment - leading to luxury By refusing money from luxury real estate developers, Alexandria can be trusted to fight for fair, inclusive housing policies that

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Ocasio-Cortez has said previously that the country needs a progressive president.

"I really believe the only way that we're going to be able to beat this president is with a progressive candidate," she said to The Young Turks show "Rebel HQ" earlier this month. "We need candidates that are committed to Medicare for all, to tuition-free public colleges and universities. We need a candidate that is dedicated to passing at least a $15 minimum wage, ideally one that's pegged to inflation."

This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

Ocasio-Cortez and Steve King trade jabs over 'concentration camps' reference.
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