Ocasio-Cortez, a PAC supported by more progressive challengers in the bid to counter the establishment Dems

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Democratic members of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez talks about fundraising and feelings towards the Democratic party.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, continues her crusade against the establishment-Democrats on Friday, when they announced their new political action committee was the endorsement of several progressive Congress candidate, to overthrow the tried, the democratic incumbent.

In January, announced plans to deepen the courage to Change, the PAC is likely to be rifts within the party, such as the 2020 elections approach. It is supposedly set to serve as a counterweight to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the Ocasio-Cortez is in contempt of earlier charges this year by the non-paying party. Fox News reported in January that the progressive Symbol is a Problem with the Committee “blacklisting groups, which will help progressive candidates.”

During the freshman Congressman has already feuded with established Democrats, Friday the notice, significantly, that you reach to Marshal substantial resources, a progressive majority in Congress. According to The New York Times, the PAC fundraising E-Mail directly accused the DCCC to try to discourage the “working class candidates” who do not have the necessary resources for a congressional run.

The PAC-endorsements house four candidates to unseat Democratic incumbent: Marie Newman for Illinois’ fifth district, Samelys Lopez for New York, 15th district, Jessica Cisneros for Texas’ 28th district, and Teresa Fernandez for the New Mexico third district.


Two of the candidates seeking office in the seats of the Republicans, including the Texas seat occupied by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. One of the entries is complete for Georgette Gomez, a California Democrat, the state of open 53rd district.

In an interview with the times, Ocasio-Cortez the need to reward political courage stressed. “It is important for us to create mechanisms of support, because so much of what happens in Washington is driven by the fear of loss,” she said.

“We can really make a ecosystem, which makes people to make more comfort in the leap, politically courageous decisions.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s own campaign received attention for the shooting on one of the most powerful Democratic incumbents and win in 2018. Behind your candidacy justice was Democrats, an organization to support, such as “courage to change” is trying to progressive candidates all over the country.


One of the Congresswoman’s closest allies, sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the movement to topple, the establishment Democrats came in the year 2020. At the end of January, Sanders Cisneros advocated that runs against a perceived moderate, Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas.

Cuellar, who has spent more than a decade in Congress, has the criticism of the support for anti-abortion legislation. He also received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and took donations from KochPAC, a PAC represents the interests of Koch Industries.

Ocasio-Cortez’s announcement also signals that the pro-life democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, Ill., additional challenges in a race, that’s already a struggle for him. At a fundraiser in January, Lipinski, he stated, faced a difficult re-election. Both its opposition to abortion and his support for President Trump the charge of him for the opposition with a broad stripe of the electorate.

Both Lipinski and Cuellar have panned out, the outside endorsements.

“While our opponents focused on out-of-district and celebrity endorsements, we focus on the support of people who actually live and work in the district,” Cuellar spokesman Colin Strother said according to reports. “That’s why we are in favour of more than 225 local elected officials, to Henry Cuellar for re-election.”


Lipinski argued in September, Ocasio-Cortez highlighted in the recommendation, how strong his was.

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsement of Marian Newman makes crystal clear that Ms. Newman is an extreme candidate who will be completely out of step with the voters of Illinois, third district, does not want to be represented by a fifth member of the ‘Squad'” Lipinski said.

Fox News’ Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.

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