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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won in New York. Now her allies are taking on the Midwest.
CNN ^ | Updated 6:05 AM EDT, Thu August 02, 2018 | Gregory Krieg, CNN Video by Cassie Spodak and Jeff Simon, CNN

Posted on 08/02/2018 7:12:25 AM PDT by Red Badger

Consider Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's travel schedule.

Over the past two weeks, the aggressive new voice of the progressive left has crisscrossed the Midwest, making a stop in Kansas to campaign alongside Bernie Sanders as well as solo trips to Missouri and Michigan to stump for insurgent candidates hoping to follow in her path.

That Ocasio-Cortez consistently finds herself hundreds of miles from the Bronx and Queens, where in June she stunned the political world by unseating the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, shows just how important the next several weeks are for the movement she has come to represent.

Beginning with contests in those three states on August 7, and continuing on for nearly five consecutive weeks after that, progressive outsiders will test their mettle against establishment Democrats in elections from Hawaii to Delaware and Massachusetts.

Success in any of these races has the potential to not only shape the 2018 field but embolden a future crop of progressives -- and signal a shift further to the left within the Democratic Party. On the flip-side, a shutout would stifle -- or at least put on hold -- any suggestion that the party's moderates are facing an existential threat from their left flank.

Campaigning for Michigan's Abdul El-Sayed, who is vying against the odds and conventional wisdom to become the country's first Muslim governor, Ocasio-Cortez explained the core electoral assumption underlying the movement.

"Our swing voter is not red-to-blue," she said at a stop in Flint. "Our swing voter is the voter to the non-voter, the non-voter to the voter."

In an interview later, she all but dismissed the existence of a persuadable center.

(Excerpt) Read more at amp.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; aoc; commie; commieagenda; ocasiocortez; ocrazio; redstates
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Puff piece you won't find the word 'socialist'................

1 posted on 08/02/2018 7:12:25 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

It’s “progressive left.” Left of the left.


2 posted on 08/02/2018 7:14:51 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Red Badger

Occasional-Cortex won a primary. Big deal.


3 posted on 08/02/2018 7:16:22 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: Red Badger

Three commies to write this slurping crap.


4 posted on 08/02/2018 7:19:40 AM PDT by Luke21 (The Hill sucks.)
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To: Red Badger

“Our swing voter is the voter to the non-voter, the non-voter to the voter.”


swing voter translation:
Republican/conservative = the voter to the non-voter (by staying home for whatever reason).

Illegal Alien = the non-voter to the voter.

You eyes will pop out like hers when the Democrat socialists win big.


5 posted on 08/02/2018 7:21:33 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Luke21

The new “Face” of the Dumbass Party......................


6 posted on 08/02/2018 7:21:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world discovered the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: akalinin
Occasional-Cortex won a primary. Big deal.

Actually, she IS a big deal, and a God-send for us.

She knocked off the #4 House Dem, a likely successor to Pelosi.
She is openly Socialist, making the elections decision for the Middle Voters an HONEST one for once... where we should win convincingly.
She is a fountain of bad quotes and bad PR for the Progressive Left... and yet they cannot take the cameras off of her.

Be very happy that she is here. I know I am. My biggest concern is that Crowley wins as an Independent in NOV, and then goes back to the Dems, and she is forgotten.

7 posted on 08/02/2018 7:22:12 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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Hopefully hers will when she sees that she lost.......................


9 posted on 08/02/2018 7:22:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world discovered the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: Red Badger
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won in New York.

NO SHE DID'NT: FAKE NEWS ALERT

She's yet to win a Congressional seat and she can only do that this November. CNN SUCKS

11 posted on 08/02/2018 7:24:17 AM PDT by CptnObvious (Question her now.)
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Well there went four minutes of my life I wasted and won’t get back. Calling this a puff piece is going too easy. But let the dems run left, great for us.


12 posted on 08/02/2018 7:26:08 AM PDT by rightprinciples
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To: Red Badger

She is the future. The way things are going she will be considered the mainstream in twenty years.

Each day a few more of us go to the great Tea Party in the Sky.


13 posted on 08/02/2018 7:26:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger

spreading ignorance & stupidity coast-to-coast


14 posted on 08/02/2018 7:26:58 AM PDT by wny
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Well, that’s a downer!


15 posted on 08/02/2018 7:27:39 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Red Badger

She only won a spot in the line ,LOL


16 posted on 08/02/2018 7:27:41 AM PDT by butlerweave
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To: CptnObvious

She may have ‘won’ a primary in a heavily Democrat district in New York City, but she will lose big time in Peoria..................


17 posted on 08/02/2018 7:27:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world discovered the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

20 years?

The MSM is calling her that now..................


18 posted on 08/02/2018 7:28:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world discovered the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: Teacher317
Actually, she IS a big deal, and a God-send for us.

Couldn't agree more.
19 posted on 08/02/2018 7:34:45 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: Red Badger

Look how quickly the Left managed to completely change the national course on gay matters.

The cultural tides are not with us, that’s all I’m saying.


20 posted on 08/02/2018 7:38:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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