AOC rails against Dems making late entries into 2020 race
Added 11-14-19 05:29:02pm EST - “Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick both joined the Democratic presidential primary in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., isn't happy…” - Foxnews.com
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., appeared to take a shot at billionaire Michael Bloomberg and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for their late entries to the Democratic presidential primary, with less than three months until the Iowa caucuses.
Patrick, who led Massachusetts from 2007-2015, announced Thursday morning in a video on social media and an email to supporters that he would jump into the race. He later officially filed for the New Hampshire primary, one day before the deadline to do so. Bloomberg, who has not made an official campaign announcement yet, has filed to have his name on the Democratic primary ballot in Alabama and Arkansas. Sources close to Bloomberg tell Fox News that it’s unlikely the former New York City mayor would make any 2020 presidential announcement this week.
"Call me radical, but maybe instead of setting ablaze hundreds of millions of dollars on multiple plutocratic, long-shot, very-late presidential bids, we instead invest hundreds of millions into winning majorities of state legislatures across the United States?" Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday afternoon. "Just a thought!"
Patrick and Bloomberg would both face similar obstacles to gaining traction in the presidential race. Their late starts mean their opponents will have an advantage in organization for key states as well as a significant head start on fundraising. Patrick, specifically, will have to overcome the fact he does not have national name recognition.
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