Ocasio-Cortez To Endorse Sanders’ Bid For Democratic Nomination

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (2nd R), Democrat of New York, speaks alongside US Senator Bernie Sanders (2nd L), Independent of Vermont, and Representative Ilhan Omar (L), Democrat of Minnesota, during a pr... Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (2nd R), Democrat of New York, speaks alongside US Senator Bernie Sanders (2nd L), Independent of Vermont, and Representative Ilhan Omar (L), Democrat of Minnesota, during a press conference to introduce college affordability legislation outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, June 24, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 15, 2019 11:06 p.m.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is set to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination Saturday at a rally in Queens, New York.

A spokesperson for the freshman congresswoman confirmed the news to The Washington Post, saying, “We’re looking forward to Saturday.”

Sanders’ campaign manager told BuzzFeed News that Ocasio-Cortez “will help us build the multiracial working class coalition we need to win and transform this country.”

Two congressional allies of Ocasio-Cortez, Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), will also endorse Sanders, CNN reported citing an unnamed source.

Like Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez identifies as a Democratic Socialist, though she’s waited until now to formally endorse the senator. Ocasio-Cortez volunteered for Sanders’ presidential bid in 2016.

Sanders hinted at the endorsement during the Democratic presidential primary debate on Tuesday night, saying there would be a “special guest” at the weekend rally.

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