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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes an Endorsement in South Florida

August 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Leftist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist activist who upset U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley, D-NY, in the primaries, is backing a candidate in South Florida. 

Educator Michael Hepburn is running in next week’s Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla. On Monday, he showcased his endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez.

“I’m not an aspiring career politician or a person with a million-dollar net worth but as we continue to visit thousands of voters doors every day – I’m making it very clear that we matter too” said Hepburn.  

Hepburn and  Ocasio-Cortez are part of Brand New Congress, a group backing leftist candidates for federal office. 

Back in June, Hepburn cheered Ocasio-Cortez’s upset win over Crowley and insisted he would follow her lead. 

“Now its South Florida turn to make some history this upcoming August but we have to keep sight of the bigger picture. My Brand New Congress running mates and I – made a promise to our communities to fight for affordable housing, education, and economic justice. To stand for Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee, and abolishing ICE,” Hepburn insisted in June after Ocasio-Cortez won.

“We cannot fail them," Hepburn added. “But before we can win those legislative victories, we need to make sure my fellow Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats running mates win every primary so we can continue to build a movement that will fight to put people above profits. It’s time to say enough to aspiring career politicians and candidates with million dollar net-worth's running to represent us. It’s time for a Brand New Congress.”

Hepburn has his work cut out for him in next week’s primary. Former U.S. HHS Sec. Donna Shalala and state Rep. David Richardson are the top two candidates in the crowded Democratic primary. 


Democratic Socialism is not all that different from the platform of arguably the most beloved president in history, FDR. It is always a toss up between he and Lincoln. Unregulated Capitalism is the most corrupt form of government and business in history. It has been proven time and again. There should be a balance, which is what FDR preached. Democratic Socialism is probably closer to balance than what we have now...just saying.

A lot of the programs that FDR enacted are crippling the country today (I.e Social Security). FDR threw hundreds of government programs at the wall until a few stuck. He took over the country during the great depression, he had no choice but to take drastic measure. It's a farce to say that we need democratic socialism to create balance. Socialism would undermine our capitalist system and drive out factors that make us competitive on the world stage.

she's just like Trump on the opposite aisle, only probably lies a little less...

Who in their right mind would vote for a candidate endorsed by a political novice, let alone one backed by Hollywood or a sports/entertainment industry figure? Are folks that desperate to elect a socialist platform when it was capitalism and free enterprise that built this country and its strongest economy? Allowing for OQs under 100 and lemmings who know no better, I find it hard to believe fair minded people would out reject 'freebies' for everyone culture. As Margaret Thatcher once warned about socialism from her first hand experience, 'at some point your run out of other peoples (taxpayers) money.

Thank you Ms. Cortez for helping to flush that blue wave. Please endorse more leftist candidates you beautiful empty headed space cadet!!! #flushthebluewave

Why would anyone be interested in the endorsement of Ocasio-Cortez, when she has never held an office and has no accomplishments?

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