AOC Humiliated: Candidates She Endorsed Are Getting Steamrolled
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed candidates are getting their clocks cleaned. The group she set up to help fund to progressive candidates challenge Democrat incumbents is failing.
For example Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, an activist was running in the Texas Democrat primary to challenge Republican Senator John corner. When she announced her bid to Tzintzun Ramirez said this, “AOC’s endorsement matters greatly to the diverse electorate and young voters across Texas. I’m proud to have her backing.”
That endorsement was a death nail because Democrats in Texas wanted nothing to do with her and she failed to secure a spot in the runoff.
Betsy Sweet, running for Senate in Maine who has also been endorsed by AOC is also fighting a losing battle, she is being outspent by a more moderate Democrat because national democrat organizations do not want another AOC.
What AOC is learning is that Democrat picks from the top who gets to participate in which race and Democrats admit it.
“We have seen that the left doesn’t really have the coordinated infrastructure to compete on a statewide level,” acknowledged Evan Weber, co-founder and political director of the climate group Sunrise Movement, which is backing underdog candidates in Senate primaries this month in Kentucky and Colorado.
“Schumer works really hard to get a candidate and then effectively pushes others to coalesce behind them,” said Sean McElwee, co-founder of the progressive think tank Data for Progress.
Tzintzun Ramires said, “No progressive is going to be at the top of the ticket in a general if we don’t have a slug-out, all fight in a primary. We need to be willing to have those fights in the primary and fight harder than we did, I think, in 2020.”
What she has failed to realize is that the Democrat Party doesn’t want a slug-out primary fight, they want to pick candidates that will vote the way they want when they tell them too. Even Democrats know these left-wing nut jobs are not what the country wants.