Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been attached to the hip of Sen. Bernie Sanders recently, trying to help get him elected in 2020. While the freshman congresswoman acts like she is doing this out of care and concern for the American people, some are starting to suspect it’s because she’s setting herself up for a presidential campaign in the future.
President of the California Young Democrats, Will Rodriguez-Kennedy said in a statement that
“The future of the Democratic Party is not Pete Buttigieg. It’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She has gripped the attention of fellow millennials across the country. The Green New Deal has changed the conversation on environmental action in the Democratic Party.”
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 23, 2019
AOC, who started officially supporting and attending rallies with Sanders in September, is seen as the reason that his popularity has risen, along with donations, in the past few months. Besides being at almost all of his recent events, she has also started doing live streams with him on Twitter, which is another way she’s helping him reach the younger generation.
Sanders’ adviser Jeff Weaver had this to say about AOC:
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a leader in the progressive movement. She is broadly popular, frankly, among Democratic voters. She is particularly strong with young voters, voters of color. She’s an important national voice and adding her weight to the political revolution is a real coup for us.”
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