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Axios: Top Dems Think AOC May Primary Schumer or Gillibrand

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. (Kevin Hagen/AP)

By    |   Monday, 10 June 2019 12:10 PM

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., could eventually challenge one of the two sitting Democratic senators in New York for their seats, "Axios on HBO" reports.

Axios' Mike Allen wrote Monday that unnamed "top Democrats" say they "expect" the congresswoman to take on either Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in 2022 or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2024.

Ocasio-Cortez's communications director, Corbin Trent, told Axios, "Having worked on her campaign, I don't think we're going to be moving to a different role any time soon," but said, when the congresswoman thinks of the future, she focuses on how to transition the Democratic Party into one that is united by progressive policies.

Axios notes a recent Harris poll conducted for "Axios on HBO" found over half of women ages 18-54 support socialism and socialist policies like universal healthcare and free tuition.

"We've seen this pattern of behavior where women are turning out in higher numbers as voters and as candidates than we've ever seen," Axios' Alexi McCammond said. "They're getting elected in higher numbers than before. They're pushing the conversation in different ways.

"They're looking for someone, a candidate on either side, who'll support this idea of a socialist country that they want to live in."

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"Axios on HBO" reports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., could eventually challenge one of the two sitting Democratic senators in New York for their seats.
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