Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC Congresswoman for NY-14 (the Bronx & Queens). In a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. May. 22, 2019 1 min read

Perhaps an unpopular opinion: I don’t believe endorsements are a particular “test of influence.”

I think it’s insulting to both the candidate and organizers working tirelessly to imply that.

Endorsements don’t determine campaigns - organizers do.

I endorsed @CabanForQueens for DA not out of a “power move,” but because to me it feels like the right thing to do.

Electing a public defender to a DA’s position with her platform could be transformative, &the organizers busting their butts on the ground have earned recognition.

When I ran last year, everyone and their cousin endorsed my opponent.

After he lost,did people imply that the Gov’s endorsement wasn’t powerful anymore? That virtually every single union in NYC no longer had influence?

No! It was about the candidates and the race. It always is.


You can follow @AOC.



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