AOC-competition: Meet the candidates against Ocasio-Cortez

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In their short time in office, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, has become a household name, as well as one of the most controversial figures in American politics.

The 30-year-old New York lawmaker has quickly become an icon among progressive Democrats, for their attitude with a background of migration and the rights of women, their Green New Deal plan and support the plans as “Medicare for all.” On the right side, but it was panned as a radical socialist advance is unrealistic government takeovers.

Ocasio-Cortez the polarizing personality has now earned her a long list of challengers – both Republicans and fellow Democrats – in the hope that the seat in the November election. Here is the candidate against Cortez for the seat for New York 14th constituency are.



Fernando Cabrera: The New York city Council joined the race for Ocasio Cortez is the seat of the last of October, and argued that the district needs a moderate Democrat instead of a “no-show in the district”, the “not-yet-brought to nothing but division within the party”. Cabrera against Ocasio Cortez Green New Deal ” and “Medicare for all”, and says he was inspired after hearing Ocasio-Cortez argue against the Amazon’s planned headquarters in Queens.

The city Council itself, however, is not without controversy when a video surfaced a few years ago of him, the policy of the Ugandan government’s praise – which include harsh penalties for homosexual – and he appeared on a radio show of the conservative Family Research Council. Cabrera countered the criticism by saying that while the city Council he has for every piece of legislation pushed by the LGBT caucus.

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera: The former CNBC correspondent, is the latest entry in the race.

Caruso-Cabrera, who is a descendant of Cuban immigrants, was a sharp critic of socialism and a proponent of free markets during the course of their career. She left CNBC in the year 2018 to join the board of directors for charity, a company for financial services, and in the past former President Ronald Reagan’s economy, praised the policy, and his calls for limited government.

James Dillon: A long-time political activist from Queens, who previously ran for Congress as a Republican in 1998. He is unlike Ocasio Cortez idea of democratic socialism.


Badrun Khan: billing itself as an activist who has “spent her whole life as a fighter for justice, equality and fairness in their community,” Khan announced their campaign in September of last year and has positioned itself as a moderate alternative to Ocasio-Cortez. You will support the expansion of Social security and Medicare benefits, and ensuring that the health care “provided for all, but stops for a second, threw their support behind the “Medicare for all.”

Jose Velazquez: Velazquez is a Bronx resident who has railed against Ocasio-Cortez the criticism of the Democratic party. His campaign has ideas on “pragmatic solutions for the advanced.”


Jineea Butler: This is Butler’s second time in a row for the Congress, after previously challenging Rep. Adriano Espaillat in the race for New York’s 13th District. Butler, a former Division I basketball player at Long Island University in Brooklyn, has her career in front of policy on social work and their platform issues such as choice of school, reintegration into society for ex-offenders, and a growing art and business possibilities in their district.

Israel Ortega Cruz: Puerto Rico-born Republican, describes himself as a “defender of the homeless in New York City” and was critical of what he says Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist policy.

John Cummings: Cummings, won the support of the Bronx Republican party, said he would have an alternative to the democratic socialist incumbent. He describes himself as a “small-government guy”, the promotion of selection on topics such as education, the free market economy and the improvement of the infrastructure, according to the New York Post.

Miguel Hernandez: A contractor who lives in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Hernandez has already flack for not living in the district he represent would and faces an uphill battle as a Republican in the heavily Democratic district.


Cherie Murray: Murray is a 38-year-old businesswoman from Queens, running her second campaign. In the year 2015, it was a Republican special election candidate for district 29 of the New York State Assembly, but in the end lose. Some Republicans have been critical of you, because you profess traditional conservative beliefs, and even congratulated Ocasio-Cortez, as she won her first race in the year 2018, against incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley.

Ruth Papazian: Papazian is a medical journalist and child of Egyptian immigrants, who jumped into the race against Ocasio-Cortez, last March, after the guilt of the freshman members of Congress for sinking the deal would have Amazon set up the headquarters in Queens. She has also slammed Ocasio-Cortez for pushing an agenda that she says is too far to the left, and has railed against the Green New Deal.

Rey Solano: Solano is campaigning on an agenda includes a plan to provide private health insurance for all, immigration reform and school choice.

Antoine Tucker: Tucker wants to end what he calls Ocasio-Cortez the “globalist agenda” by President Trump policy.

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