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AOC Drifts Away from Activist Left, Toward a More Conventional Staff and Political Strategy

Added 03-30-20 10:04:02am EST - “The freshman congresswoman has also struck a more conciliatory tone towards Democratic leadership.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “AOC Drifts Away from Activist Left, Toward a More Conventional Staff and Political Strategy | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken steps recently to collaborate more with the Democratic establishment, taking a less contentious approach and allying with fellow Democratic members.

After urging fellow progressives in 2018 to run for office with the support of the progressive group the Justice Democrats, which supported her, the New York Democrat has declined to endorse most of the candidates the group is backing to oust incumbent Democrats in 2020.

Of the six candidates the group is backing this time around, Ocasio-Cortez has endorsed Jessica Cisneros in Texas and Marie Newman in Illinois, both of whom are running against conservative Democrats who oppose abortion and were subsequently supported by several other high-profile Democrats.

The move comes as the Justice Democrats are recruiting progressive candidates to run against liberals and moderate Democrats.

“We don’t usually endorse so far out,” Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director, Lauren Hitt said of the congresswoman’s lack of endorsements for the group of candidates, according to Politico.

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