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Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Challenger To Moderate Illinois Democrat

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is endorsing a progressive candidate seeking to oust Rep. Daniel Lipinski, a moderate Illinois Democrat, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Marie Newman is backed by Justice Democrats, the group that supported Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign in 2018. Newman, a businesswoman, also ran in 2018 against Lipinski and lost by about 2,000 votes. Ocasio-Cortez is walking ...

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‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is The Face Of Socialism’: Republican Featured In Face Burning Ad Defends Decision

The Republican featured in an advertisement where a photo of Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s face was burned defended the commercial Friday evening to CNN’s Chris Cuomo. The advertisement starred Elizabeth Heng, a Republican from California’s Central Valley who lost against Democratic California Rep. Jim Costa in 2018. “Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the face of socialism,” Heng said on ...

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First Amendment Lawyers Warn AOC About Blocking Twitter Critics

A public interest group specializing in First Amendment issues warned Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that blocking users from her @AOC Twitter account is, in their view, unlawful. The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University told the congresswoman that blocking social media critics constitutes unlawful viewpoint discrimination in an Aug. 28 letter. “Multiple courts have held that public ...

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Ocasio-Cortez’s Contributors Don’t Live in Her District, FEC Records Show

Only 10 people that live within Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional district have been recorded making donations to her reelection campaign in 2019, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of available Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. Ocasio-Cortez outraised all other 87 freshmen representatives in the first half of 2019 in individual contributions, but the New York Democrat came in ...

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AOC Doubles Down On The Concentration Camp Rhetoric

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused again to apologize for her comparison of immigration detention centers to concentration camps. “I don’t,” Ocasio-Cortez said to ABC7  during an interview that aired Friday. “I don’t regret it at all… we in the United States have a history of concentration camps with Japanese internment, in South Africa. They were part of a ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Distances Herself From Former Chief Of Staff

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez denounced her former chief of staff’s “divisive” comments about moderate Democrats Wednesday. Saikat Chakrabarti accused moderate Democrats of the Blue Dog Caucus in a now-deleted June 27 tweet of being “hell-bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s.” His comments referenced several moderate Democrats ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Parts Ways With Chief Of Staff

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, has departed from her D.C. office to work with an outside group focused on pushing the Green New Deal, her office announced Friday. Also departing from Ocasio-Cortez’s D.C. office is her communications director Corbin Trent, who will head communications for her 2020 re-election campaign. “Saikat has decided to leave ...

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Billboard Mocks House Freshmen: ‘The 4 Horsemen Are Idiots’

A gun shop in North Carolina has purchased a billboard showing the four freshmen congresswomen known as ‘the Squad’ beneath the message “The 4 Horsemen Are Idiots.” The billboard likens the freshmen house members to the “four horsemen” of the apocalypse, displaying photos of Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and ...

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Republican Immigrant From Jamaica To Challenge Ocasio-Cortez In 2020

A Republican immigrant businesswoman active in politics launched a campaign Wednesday to run against current Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2020. Scherie Murray, an immigrant from Jamaica, is the fifth Republican to file for Ocasio-Cortez’s seat. The other Republicans are former police officer John Cummings, construction contractor Miguel Hernandez, medical journalist Ruth Papzian and entrepreneur Antoine Tucker. “There ...

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Poll: Ocasio-Cortez is the Face of the Democrat Party and Their Voters Don’t Like It

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues her media onslaught on the American public, but while polls show that Democrat voters believe she is the face of the Democrat party, they wish she wasn’t. Top Democrats are circulating a poll showing that one of the House’s most progressive members — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — has become a definitional face for the party with a ...

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Dem Operatives Say Ocasio-Cortez Media Coverage Could Derail Party In 2020

Top Democrats are quietly circulating a poll from May showing swing state voters are tying New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s brand of progressive liberalism with the mainstream Democratic Party, Axios reported Sunday. Those distributing the poll say swing voters know and dislike socialism, with some operatives warning the connection could cost the Democratic Party the House and the presidency. One ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Stands By Toilet Water Claims

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reiterated her claim Friday that migrant detainees told her they were instructed to drink water out of toilets. “When these women tell me that they were put into a cell and that their sink was not working — and we tested the sink ourselves and the sink was not working — and they were told ...

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Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief Of Staff Admits What The Green New Deal Is Really About — And It’s Not The Climate

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s  “Green New Deal” is more about drastically overhauling the American economy than it is about combatting climate change, her top aide admitted. Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, made the revealing admission in a meeting with Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate director in May. A Washington Post reporter accompanied Chakrabarti to the meeting for ...

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