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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Bernie Sanders for president

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  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday night. 
  • The endorsement is unexpected and will likely give Sanders a boost as his campaign gets back on its feet following his recent heart attack.
  • Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement is something of a surprise as she has previously expressed support for both Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally on Saturday just outside her home district in Queens, New York, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday night. 

The endorsement is unexpected and will likely give Sanders a boost as his campaign gets back on its feet following his recent heart attack. Sanders touted his “special guest” at Saturday’s “Bernie’s Back” rally on Tuesday night. 

“We’re looking forward to Saturday,” Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign spokesperson, told The Post.

Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement is something of a surprise as she has previously said she’s far from making an endorsement in the 2020 race. She has also praised Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who will likely be hurt by Ocasio-Cortez’s support of Sanders. 

 

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