Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) announced they are fully backing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president.
Vox wrote this will “potentially give his campaign a burst of new energy in the wake of the fourth presidential debate on Tuesday.”
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 16, 2019
However, a spokesperson for Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) said, “Ayanna hs tremendous respect for her sisters-in-service. Ultimately, these political decisions are made as individuals.”
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) made a statement on Wednesday that she will not be making an endorsement for president just yet.
— Greg Krieg (@GregJKrieg) October 16, 2019
Sanders is recovering from a heart attack and has been dropping in the polls, both in popularity and likability.
Sanders is expected to have Ocasio-Cortez rally with him on Saturday, where she will make the endorsement final.
The endorsement would also be a blow to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) campaign who is trying to represent the party’s progressive wing and spark interest among younger voters.
In September, Warren received the Working Families Party endorsement. The Working Families Party backed Sanders in 2015, thus it was a shock that they would now fully support Warren’s campaign.
Marissa Martinez is the founder of Strategic Rush, contributor for Accuracy in Media, The Hill, and Republican Strategist for PACs and congressional candidates. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa