Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Preparing to Endorse Bernie Sanders

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During Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders teased a “special guest” at an upcoming rally in New York City. According to the Washington Post, that special guest is none other than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—who will also be endorsing Sanders:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, one of the most influential voices among young liberals and a rising Democratic star, plans to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president and appear with him at a rally on Saturday, according to two people with knowledge of her plans.

The surprise endorsement is a political coup for Sanders, 78, who has been fading in the polls and has faced growing questions about his age and health. Before Tuesday’s Democratic debate, he had been sidelined from the campaign trail for two weeks by a heart attack.

“We’re looking forward to Saturday,” said Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez. Sanders teased the rally at Tuesday night’s presidential debate, saying he would have a “special guest” appearing with him in New York.


Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most exciting voices on the left right now, so I would imagine Sanders’s campaign is feeling pretty fucking good.

Update (October 16, 8:00 a.m.): The campaign is actually now feeling pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty fucking good:

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Can someone please explain to me why they are doing this? What about Sanders are they getting behind? I don’t understand why the Dems aren’t full on embracing Warren, who is *clearly* the best candidate.

I really need someone to explain this because for the life of me I just don’t get what in the ever loving fuck the Democrats are doing right now.