Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the nation’s most popular politicians. In fact, a growing controversy within the Democratic party is whether or not she’s the new face of the party.
As that conversations grows tense with the rise of democratic socialism in the United States, it has also impacted the AOC brand. In recent polls, New Yorkers view President Trump with a higher favorability rating than they do AOC, and this will likely become a bigger issue when it’s time for her to run for reelection.
In terms of her reelection bid, three Republicans have already confirmed that they are exploring a run against AOC. The candidates include an Egyptian American journalist, a conservative talk-radio producer and an NYPD cop that became a high school civics teacher.
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However, the power move comes in the form of a mystery multimillionaire donor who is reported to have expressed commitment to backing AOC’s opponent.
Republican chairman Mike Rendino from the Bronx explained that “there’s definitely national energy and money on this race,” saying that the donor is “worth over $200 million” who has “connections to raise money in Manhattan.”
The three candidates that are exploring a congressional run are all running with the argument that AOC has neglected her district, and many constituents might also agree.
AOC faced massive backlash after the Amazon headquarters deal fell through with New York. Though AOC maintains her stance on running Amazon out of the big apple, constituents view it negatively because of the loss of jobs and stimulation of the economy.
Ruth Papazian, a medical writer, was interviewed by the New York Post, and Papazian explained her frustration with AOC.
In her comments, when talking about the district that AOC represents, Papazian expressed that she knows “the heart and soul of this community.
The people here have scratched and clawed their way into the middle class, and they’re not about to be impoverished with the high taxes it will take to make the Green New Deal and Medicare for All.”