As Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has recently joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren in several lunches, legislation plans, and video messages, Democrats question whether she will support Warren in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination or stick with her 2016 endorsement of Bernie Sanders.
Janet Hook of the Los Angeles Times wrote that AOC “has more history with Warren's leading rival for progressive votes in the 2020 Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. They too have teamed up on many legislative and political matters. Many Democrats find it hard to imagine Ocasio-Cortez will not eventually back Sanders.”
Regardless of who the young representative decides to endorse, the fact that at least two presidential candidates are seeking out a “29-year-old freshman House member” less than half their age “speaks volumes about the state of the Democratic Party,” Hook wrote. The popularity of the outspoken democratic socialist demonstrates how the Democratic party has become almost entirely Progressive.
While it is unclear how much Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement would effect early voting, Hook wrote, AOC “has already succeeded in using her social-media megaphone to shape the 2020 debate and promote issues she cares about.”