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Sat Jun 13, 2020, 05:07 PM Jun 2020

NY Times Endorsement: "Ms. Ocasio-Cortez may be the most talented young politician in the country." [View all]

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs no introduction. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez may be the most talented young politician in the country. In her first term, she helped build a national progressive movement, becoming a leading voice on climate change, income inequality and racist policing. Her masterly questioning of the former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen before the House Oversight and Reform Committee last year helped reveal the extent of Mr. Trump’s misconduct.

If, as we hope, she wins a second term, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez should devote energy and resources to constituent services, one area where her community is hungry for more of her attention. Her competitors in this year’s primary, including Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former Republican and CNBC journalist who says she wants to focus on jobs, have tried to capitalize on Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s national, rather than local, focus.
Ms. Ocasio Cortez’s shortcomings as a community representative, which can be remedied if she puts her mind to it, are not reason enough to deny re-election to someone who has been such a determined champion of vulnerable people everywhere.


Do you just hate that "corporate media"?
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I don't view her as a politician. KentuckyWoman Jun 2020 #1
Meh. BannonsLiver Jun 2020 #2
Exactly madville Jun 2020 #4
The bottom line for me is productivity BannonsLiver Jun 2020 #13
"The Squad should act more like the white woman" wellst0nev0ter Jun 2020 #17
With you. cwydro Jun 2020 #6
Meh # 3 mzmolly Jun 2020 #15
Meh too...she is OK. Demsrule86 Jun 2020 #10
Good for the NYT. Voltaire2 Jun 2020 #3
The Young Lady Should Have A Splendid Career Before Her, Sir The Magistrate Jun 2020 #5
Rep. Ocasio Cortez makes me proud to be a registered Democrat. Kid Berwyn Jun 2020 #7
No comment. sheshe2 Jun 2020 #8
She's a star, for better or for worse. Laelth Jun 2020 #9
Cough cough hic cough awesomerwb1 Jun 2020 #11
Since AOC doesn't seem to be interested in working comradebillyboy Jun 2020 #12
At this rate that's where she's headed BannonsLiver Jun 2020 #14
Did they co-endorse her opponent too? wellst0nev0ter Jun 2020 #16
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