'In Her Own Image': With These Moves, AOC Hopes To Take Over All Of New York State

By Charles Susswein | Thursday, 26 May 2022 10:35
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, initiated an attempt to revise the New York State Assembly in her own progressive image Monday, publishing a series of endorsements of far-Left candidates who will only serve to keep the soft on crime policies that have plagued the State for three years.

The rambling Instagram Star and part-time lawmaker, Ocasio-Cortez endorsed nine candidates by New York’s Working Families Party (WFP), a political organization committed to “social, racial, and economic justice.” Essentially, AOC wants to turn New York into America's first socialist state and just might have the votes to get it part way there. Many of the candidates are running to unseat more moderate Democratic incumbents. The Democratic Party already holds an overwhelming majority over Republicans in the Assembly.

“We can’t wait for guaranteed healthcare. We can’t wait for affordable housing. We can’t wait for climate justice. That’s why I’m proud to endorse and support the ‘We Can’t Wait’ Assembly candidates,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement. “I can’t wait to partner with them once they’re elected to make sure New York is a place where everyone can live with dignity.”

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WFP leadership in New York called for the party to “transform” the Assembly, kicking out Democrats who have worked with Republicans in the past.

“Four years ago, our party defeated members of the Independent Democratic Conference, a group of turncoat Democrats who caucused with the Republicans and blocked the priorities of working families,” New York Working Families Party senior director Kumar Rao said in a statement. “Since then, we’ve won historic victories by strengthening voting rights, passing new taxes on the rich, and fully funding our public schools.”

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“Now, we must transform the other legislative body, the New York State Assembly,” he added.

The nine candidates include Vanessa Agudelo, a self-described democratic socialist; Keron Alleyne, a self-described “Black Radical”; Samy Nemir Olivares, a “Latinx Queer” organizer and writer; Sarahana Shrestha, a climate organizer, Jessica Altagracia Woolford, a local activist; Delsenia Glover, social justice and anti-racism advocate; Jonathan Soto, a former AOC campaign staffer; Justin Chaires, a school teacher and civil rights leader, and Juan Ardila, a Green New Deal and abortion rights advocate.

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With New York City reeling from random killings of innocent subway riders and kids playing in the street, AOC is pushing like-minded “defund the police” insurgents to primary sitting Albany Democrats, The Post has learned.

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AOC announced Monday she’s backing a slate of candidates to topple seven Democratic incumbents in the upcoming June 28 party primary elections.

In affiliation with the Left-wing Working Families Party, she’s trying to overcome longtime incumbents with close ties to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, including fellow Bronx Assembly members Jeffrey Dinowitz and Michael Benedetto.

Benedetto, a retired school teacher first elected in 2004, is challenged by former AOC staffer Jonathan Soto. Benedetto accused AOC of trying to seize the Democratic-led Assembly with an anti-public safety agenda.

His 82nd Assembly District overlaps with AOC’s congressional district that takes in City Island, Pelham Bay, Throgs Neck, parts of Morris Park, and Co-Op City.

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