Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes on the Democratic Party (sort of)
Newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t taken the oath of office or located the bathrooms in the Capitol but she has started her ill advised campaign to oust other Democrats from Congress in 2020. Ocasio is a lightning rod for the media, both good and bad. She is a a dream candidate for media folks especially the right wing looking to paint the Party as socialists. From MSN.com:
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), implored more than 700 attendees of a Justice Democrats strategy call to run for office against incumbent Democrats as well as Republicans in their home districts.
Justice Democratsdidn’t perform very well. According to Justice Democrats they elected 7 of their endorsed candidates to Congress. 2 were incumbents in deep blue districts. 1 was unopposed. 4 were all in very blue districts wiping out their general election opponents. It’s not like they were endorsing in tough competitive states like Texas, although those they did lost. All of them. One raised over a $1 Million and lost 70-30 in the primary.
Bernie’s Sanders Brand New Congress didn’t fare any better. Ocasio was endorsed by both. She was the only one that won from the Brand New Congress. Out of 31 candidates recruited, only 1 won in a deep blue district. Here are the results of Sander’s Brand New Congress campaign:
31 candidates in the Brand New Congress
20 lost in the primaries
11 advanced to the general election
8 were Democrats
2 were Socialists
1 was an Independent
10 lost in the general
1 won in the general (Ocasio -Socialist)
Candidate for House of Representatives – KS-04
Raised $1.4 Million
Lost against the Native American Woman Sharice Davids
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