A group of centrist Democrats are “floating” the idea of a potential primary challenge to recently sworn-in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; saying the Democratic-Socialist could be beaten by more moderate candidates in New York City.
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has infuriated colleagues by aligning with a progressive outside group that’s threatening to primary entrenched Democrats. Now some of those lawmakers are turning the tables on her and are discussing recruiting a primary challenger to run against the social media sensation,” writes the Hill.
“What I have recommended to the New York delegation is that you find her a primary opponent and make her a one-term congressperson,” said one Democratic insider.
Ocasio-Cortez stunned Democrats across the country during last year’s bitter primary battle; defeating a longtime incumbent Congressman heading into the 2018 midterm election.
Read the full report at the Hill.