By Natasha Hakimi Zapata
Source: Read full article at Truthdig
The youngest member of Congress in history could play a huge role in another upcoming historical event—the 2020 election. According to several news outlets, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement could be a president-maker during the upcoming Democratic primaries, with one writer even calling it “the AOC primary.” Just look at a recent piece by Politico, which attempts to guess which of the many Democrats running will receive her sought-after endorsement:
Ocasio-Cortez’s work on [Sen. Bernie] Sanders’ 2016 campaign—and the fact that several staffers from that bid went on to work for her and the pro-Ocasio-Cortez group Justice Democrats—suggest the Vermont senator has the inside track for her coveted endorsement. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making an aggressive pitch for Ocasio-Cortez’s nod, too: She’s met with her privately and wrote a gushing essay about her for Time magazine. An aide to Warren said their teams have been in touch.
“She is excited about both of their campaigns and the ideas they are putting forward,” said Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez. He added that the congresswoman isn’t planning to endorse…