AOC Endorses Slate Of Progressive Female Newcomers

The New York Times reports:

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday endorsed an all-female slate of progressive candidates through her new political action committee, using her clout in the insurgent left and the considerable campaign funds she has drawn to counter the Democratic establishment in key races around the country.

The endorsements of over a dozen congressional candidates — including one who is challenging Senate Democrats’ preferred candidate in Texas — amount to a powerful stamp of approval for a diverse group of newcomers.

They also are a clear sign that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a celebrity of the liberal left, intends to leverage her influence among activists to try to reshape the Democratic Party. In the committee’s first slate of endorsements, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is backing seven women running for congressional seats.

Three of her seven endorsees are running for open seats, three others are challenging GOP incumbents.

AOC previously endorsed challengers to two Democratic House incumbents – Daniel Lipinsk and Henry Cuellar – both of whom vote with Trump more than any other Democrats.