Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., threw her weight behind a progressive congressional candidate who tried to topple Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., An incumbent with eight terms in office and a moderately-minded candidate.
"Marie Newman ( @ Marie4Congress ) is a grassroots fighter for working families in # IL03 ," the New York Congressman tweeted on Tuesday. "For me, the choice of support is not just about politics, it's also about who does the work, do they wear their shoes, Marie, their followers, let's close doors and get involved."
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Lipinski, who defeated Newman in 2018, is one of the few pro-life Democrats in the country Congress and had previously voted against the Affordable Care Act of former President Obama – a landmark law that was criticized by Democrats in 2020 In an interview with the New York Times, Ocasio-Cortez said it was "problematic" that he continued to seat in a "deep blue" district.
The fact that a deep blue seat pleads for many parts of the republican agenda is extremely problematic. We're not talking about a swing state forced to hold tough votes, "she said.
Newman has also received recommendations from Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., And Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Two Progressives at the Top of Democratic Presidential Field 2020.
AOC ENDORSES QUEENS CANDIDATE CHECKING THEIR POLITICAL INFLUENCE ON NEW YORKERS The endorsement as confirmation that Newman was an extreme candidate.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & # 39; Endorsement of Marie Newman makes it clear that Ms. Newman is an extreme candidate who is completely at odds with voters in the Illinois Third District. I do not want to be represented by a fifth member of the "cadre," said Lipinski Average Americans. "In addition, 1.4 million jobs would be lost through this unrealistic policy, which was vociferously attacked by the unions."
Ocasio-Cortez responded by suggesting that Lipinski was "splitting." "This is a true quote of a Democrat. "" Aggressive statements like these are so casually thrown to the bottom by corporate candidates, but despite their rhetoric, they are never branded as "divisive." We should ask ourselves why that is. "
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The advocacy on Tuesday was the second in just a few days by the New York Congressman who has become one of the most vocal progressive Politicians in the Country.
On Friday, she supported Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., A champion of her Green New Deal, against a potential primary challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass.
19659003] The Associated Press has contributed to this report.