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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:15 AM

Democrats buzz about AOC primarying Chuck Schumer


Mike Allen 2 hours ago

Top Democrats tell "Axios on HBO" they expect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may eventually primary one of the two New York senators Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in 2022, or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2024.

Why it matters: AOC has instantly become one of the party's most coveted endorsers (up there with Clintons and Obamas) and has recently made common cause with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a pairing that could take off.

A Harris poll for "Axios on HBO" shows socialism is soaring in popularity, especially with women ages 18 to 54 (55%) and younger Americans.


Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez's communications director, said that when she thinks down the road, she thinks in terms of transitioning Democrats to a party that's unified around progressive policies.

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https://www.axios.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-new-york-senate-chuck-schumer-c3d4491c-2bbc-4246-b46b-5cf134b9ace6.html

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Reply Democrats buzz about AOC primarying Chuck Schumer (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2019 OP
hlthe2b Jun 2019 #1
cannabis_flower Jun 2019 #2
DFW Jun 2019 #3
watoos Jun 2019 #4
KG Jun 2019 #5
Trumpocalypse Jun 2019 #6
BeyondGeography Jun 2019 #7
JI7 Jun 2019 #8
TreasonousBastard Jun 2019 #9
Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #10
dameatball Jun 2019 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:17 AM

1. This strikes me as a "planted" story...

Still, there is a reason why if you get ahead of your skis--you get TRIPPED UP.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:19 AM

2. eventually?

Like when, sounds like a rumor or speculation

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:22 AM

3. Primarying Gillibrand? Bring her on, for all I care.

Gillibrand is just filling space anyway, as far as I'm concerned. Schumer would be a risky move. Either she scores a big upset and gets on all the talk shows on Sunday morning, or she goes down in flames. Given her relatively recent prominence and her savvy use of it, I would ask her if the name Icarus means anything to her, and if not, to check it out.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:23 AM

4. If I'm in charge of starting over

 

and picking a Democratic team, my first pick is AOC. "Top Democrats tell Axios" that AOC will run for Senate means nothing to me. All I know is that I want her on my team, she has the rare ability to control the narrative, not many politicians have that ability.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:23 AM

5. I lulz'd

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:24 AM

6. I doubt it

 

It would alienate a lot of Dems in New York State and AOC is too smart to do that. She's young and can afford to wait for Schumer or Gillibrand to retire. Or maybe she'll run for Governor after Cuomo steps down.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:27 AM

7. Way off into the future and who cares?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:28 AM

8. she can try but i don't think she would win

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:31 AM

9. "Top Democrats"? The ones who encouraged Cynthia Nixon to primary Cuomo?

AOC is learning fast about PR, but planting stories like this isn't going to cut it outside of NYC. And not even in all of NYC.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:51 AM

10. Can she at least finish this current term first

before pushing her into the senate??

FFS she hasn't even been in office for five months yet...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:54 AM

11. The title is misleading. It states in the article that even her communications director is dubious.

Further, the article states contradictory numbers for OAC statewide. In other words, seems like nothing like what the headline reads will happen prior to 2020.

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