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Politics Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to be endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

06:20  16 october  2019
06:20  16 october  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez of New York, one of the most influential voices among young liberals and a rising Democratic star, plans to endorse Sen. “ We ’ re looking forward to Saturday,” said Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio - Cortez . Sanders teased the rally at Tuesday night’s presidential

Representative Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez of New York, a star of the progressive left, plans to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic presidential nomination, Mr. Sanders ’s campaign said Tuesday night.

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.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) during a news conference on college affordability on June 24, 2019.© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) during a news conference on college affordability on June 24, 2019.

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 Tuesday’s Democratic debate, he had been sidelined from the campaign trail for two weeks by a heart attack.

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Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. During the 2016 primary, Ocasio - Cortez worked as an organizer for Bernie Sanders 's 2016 presidential campaign.[33] After Ocasio - Cortez was endorsed by various politically progressive organizations and figures, including

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez has refused to endorse Bernie Sanders for the 2020 Democratic nomination, despite working on the senator’s first presidential campaign. Any endorsement by Ms Ocasio - Cortez is likely to be influential on the outcome of the race, thanks to her massive support

“We’re looking forward to Saturday,” said Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez. Sanders teased the rally at Tuesday night’s presidential debate, saying he would have a “special guest” appearing with him in New York.

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Another person with knowledge of the congresswoman’s 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 Sanders’s 2016 presidential bid; she was recruited to run for Congress in 2018 by Justice Democrats, a group that grew out of the Sanders campaign.

Michael Moore joining AOC at Bernie Sanders rally in NYC to announce endorsement

  Michael Moore joining AOC at Bernie Sanders rally in NYC to announce endorsement Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore announced Friday that he will be joining Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., at a rally in New York City on Saturday for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.“I am joining Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tomorrow to officially & publicly endorse a true hero of the people, Senator Bernie Sanders, as our next President of the United States!” Moore posted on Twitter on Friday afternoon. “I will speak tomorrow for him at his “Bernie Is Back!” rally at 1pm in Queensbridge Park in NYC.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez , the self-described Democratic socialist who was an organizer for Sen. 2020 hopefuls send Bernie Sanders well wishes after heart procedure. Sanders did not endorse Ocasio - Cortez in her stunning primary defeat in June of longtime Queens political boss Rep.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez , D-N.Y., plans to endorse Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president at a rally this coming weekend, NBC News Sanders , during the fourth Democratic primary debate Tuesday night, had teased that a "special guest" would be appearing at an upcoming campaign rally

Few figures hold as much sway in the party’s 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. Sanders recently was spotted meeting with Ocasio-Cortez in Vermont.

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.

Ocasio-Cortez plans to appear with Sanders at a “Bernie’s Back” rally Saturday in Queens, just outside the boundaries of Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional district.

It was not immediately clear what the other three members of “The Squad,” a group of four liberal congresswomen, planned to do. Media representatives for the tightknit group of lawmakers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

President Trump has attacked the women, at one point suggesting they should “go back” to their own countries — even though they are American citizens — and has sought to make them the face of the Democratic Party. He recently held a rally in the district of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), another member of the group.

Sen. Bernie Sanders receives endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez at NYC rally

  Sen. Bernie Sanders receives endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez at NYC rally Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail Saturday with a rally in New York City, supported by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.At the rally dubbed the “Bernie’s Back Rally, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the senator, announcing her support of his candidacy in front of the thousands who gathered for the event at Queensbridge Park along the East River in Queens.

Voters have had enough of Democrats who sell out the working class in the name of moderation that only serves those with money and power, writes journalist Ross Barkan.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D-NY) unveiled new legislation, The Loan Shark Prevention Act, to combat the Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized his 2020 Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden’s health care plan on Wednesday Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is going after Joe Biden’s voting record.

Sanders and Warren have been battling for the support of the women, holding individual meetings with them, co-sponsoring their legislation and wishing them well on social media. On Tuesday, Sanders unveiled legislation with Omar to enact a universal school meals program.

The other two members of the group are Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. All four members of the group were elected to the House in 2018.

Sanders raised $25.3 million during the third quarter of the year, topping Warren — if only by a little — and every other Democratic competitor. While he has struggled to gain traction in the polls, he has stockpiled cash for the crucial fall stretch, ending September with $33.7 million in his campaign accounts.

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Sanders launches first ad touting AOC endorsement .
The Bernie Sanders campaign is launching its first ad highlighting his massive rally in New York City on Saturday — and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement of him.The 30-second digital spot, part of a six-figure ad buy in Iowa starting Tuesday, features a popular line from Sanders' speech at the rally as well as images of the huge crowd.

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