NBC News reports:
There is an undisputed star at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference — one name popping up on stage and off at the nation’s top gathering of movement conservatives, one politician whose big-policy push on the Hill has captured activists’ imagination. It isn’t President Donald Trump and his border wall. It’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her Green New Deal.
Describing top Democrats as closet socialists is a venerated CPAC tradition, with Ocasio-Cortez this year filling the perennial slot held in the recent past by figures such as former President Barack Obama, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Unlike them, Ocasio-Cortez takes center stage despite holding no leadership role in the party or near-term presidential ambitions.
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