AOC Endorses New York Mayoral Candidate In Apparent Bid To Pull Progressives Away From Andrew Yang

AOC Endorses New York Mayoral Candidate In Apparent Bid To Pull Progressives Away From Andrew Yang


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Saturday endorsed her pick for New York City mayor, a hit to the campaign of Democratic frontrunner Andrew Yang, who has been cheered by some Republicans.

Ocasio-Cortez, whose district encompasses parts of Queens and the Bronx, endorsed Maya Wiley, a civil rights attorney and former MSNBC legal analyst who has received support from several other progressive leaders.

“We cannot afford a future where New York becomes a playground for the wealthy,” Ocasio-Cortez said during her endorsement speech at a rally outside City Hall on Saturday. “That’s why I think it’s so important that we as a movement come together to make sure we send a progressive candidate to Gracie Mansion this month.”

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“I’m putting Maya no. 1,” the congresswoman added. “Maya Wiley is the one. She will be a progressive in Gracie Mansion.”

“If we don’t come together as a movement, we will get a New York City built by and for billionaires, and we need a city by and

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