The influential freshman lawmaker said she’s skipping presidential primary endorsements, for now. Instead, she told reporters she’s focusing on
“I really want to focus on our congressional endorsements first,” the
“Our presidential candidates are fabulous, but they take up a lot of attention and so they don’t need my help right now,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez is heading to
Known by her initials AOC, the liberal newcomer toppled a House Democratic leader with a remarkable 2018 primary challenge that stunned
But putting her political power to work is not without its risks. Lawmakers resent challenges from their peers in primary elections, and some are already warily watching her moves.
A group aligned with Ocasio-Cortez, Justice Democrats, has already announced its support for primary challenges to other congressional