Skip to comments.Allies of 'the squad' brace for potential primary challenges
Posted on 08/10/2019 3:46:49 AM PDT by Libloather
WASHINGTON Allies of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and the other members of the so-called squad are expecting the progressive lawmakers to face potential primary challenges next year from more establishment-leaning forces, so they're working to shore them up politically now.
The labor union-backed Working Families Party, which missed their chance to endorse Ocasio-Cortez during her primary last year, is now offering an unusually early endorsement for the New York Democratic congresswoman and the three other members of "the squad," pledging to back them in intra-party fights or try to dissuade challengers before they materialize.
"Theyre facing the combined institutional backlash of the right wing and corporate concerns within the Democratic Party. We think its very, very important that they be flanked," Maurice Mitchell, the party's new national director told NBC News. "When the resistance wins, the empire always finds a way of striking back, so we want to be prepared."
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