AOC to back Bernie Sanders for president at Queens rally this weekend

Clay Curtis
October 16, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez rose to fame previous year after upsetting House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley in the primary.

"Bernie is leading a working-class movement to defeat Donald Trump that transcends generation, ethnicity and geography", she added in a longer statement. "That is why he is fighting to cancel all student debt".

News of the new endorsements comes two weeks after Sanders suffered an unfortunate heart attack, which appeared to disrupt the momentum he has built on the campaign trail. "And it's why I believe Bernie Sanders is the best candidate to take on Donald Trump in 2020".

CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King expressed doubt of the political benefits Bernie Sanders might receive from notable endorsements in a curious way Tuesday night when he asked if the official support from members of "the squad" - all of whom are women of color - might be "too urban".

"Ilhan is a leader of strength and courage", Sanders said. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) - planned to do. After undergoing surgery, Sanders returned to his home in Vermont to recover. They could also serve to quell some concerns about his health and his age.

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Winning the OK of the "Squad" members was also viewed as crucial in attracting young voters, as the top three Democrats in the polls are all senior citizens - Sanders is 78, former Vice President Joe Biden is 76 and Warren is 70. "We're going to have a special guest at that event, and we are going to be mounting a vigorous campaign all over this country".

He took the opportunity to try and ease concerns over his health during the appearance, telling the debate crowd in OH: "I'm healthy, I'm feeling great".

He enjoys a passionate support base and raised more money for his campaign in the last quarter than any other Democrat, picking up $25.3 million.

Sanders's campaign is billing the NY rally as his official return to the campaign trail. Elizabeth Warren, who also has an influential progressive following.

The endorsement was a boon to Warren's candidacy as she aimed to position herself as Biden's main rival and the standard-bearer for the progressive left.

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