Total Loser: Most Of The Candidates Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorsed In Yesterday’s Primaries Lost


Source: Townhall, by Matt Vespa, August 8, 2018

She’s not even in Congress yet, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Party’s rising star and unapologetic socialist, endorsed a slate of candidates in last night’s primaries. While all eyes were on Ohio’s 12th congressional district, Missouri, Michigan, Kansas, and Washington also had primaries. Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Cori Bush running in Missouri’s first congressional district and Abdul El-Sayed and Fayrouz Saad in Michigan. El-Sayed and Saad were running for governor and Congress respectively; Saad was running in the Mitten State’s 11th congressional district.

Well, it seems the seeds of a left wing revolution won’t be taking root. All of the candidates she backed for August 7th lost—all of them. It wasn’t just by a little. All of them lost quite handily—some of them by a lot (via American Mirror):

El-Sayed lost his bid for the Democrat nomination for governor to 50.1 percent to 34.6 percent, according to numbers published by the New York Times. [It’s now 30.6 percent for El-Sayed]

Saad came in fourth in the five-way race, capturing only 20.1 percent of the vote. [NYT now says 18 percent]

Cori Bush lost her primary to William Lacy Clay, 62.3 percent to 30.2 percent, the Times results show. [Bush ticked up to 36.9 percent, but Clay ended up with 56.7 percent].

So, it was more of a red wedding. Well, we’ll see how her final pick, Kaniela Ing, who is running in Hawaii’s first congressional district, does on August 11. Still, let’s say he wins; she’s one for four. That’s still the record of a total loser.


UPDATE: Okay. We’ll include James Thompson in KS-04 and Rashida Tlaib MI-13 as part of the crew, even though Ocasio-Cortez never tweeted support for the latter until after she won. She did stump for Thompson, so we’ll chalk these non-explicit endorsements as full-fledged ones. She’s two-for-five. Still pretty crappy.