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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:18 PM

The Progressive Group Closely Tied To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Named The First Democrat It Wants [View all]

Source: Buzz Feed

(full headline) The Progressive Group Closely Tied To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Named The First Democrat It Wants To Take Out Of Office In 2020

Justice Democrats, the progressive organization that backed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset campaign, has set up a fund to recruit a primary challenger against Rep. Henry Cuellar in Texas' 28th congressional district.

The announcement is the first target from the organization after Ocasio-Cortez threw her weight behind a Justice Democrats backed campaign to recruit progressive candidates to run against incumbent moderate Democrats ahead of the 2020 election cycle.

“Despite representing one of the safest democratic districts in the country, he’s been an ally of the Republican Party and Donald Trump in Congress,” Alexandra Rojas, the executive director of Justice Democrats told BuzzFeed News of Cuellar over a phone call. “He has an A rating from the NRA and he’s voted against protecting DACA recipients,” she added.

Read more: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/justice-democrats-cuellar-ocasio-cortez



I learned about this from a tweet from Justice Democrats a couple of hours ago:


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