Ocasio-Cortez has bailed on Bernie Sanders; refuses requests to campaign with him

Ocasio-Cortez has bailed on Bernie Sanders; refuses requests to campaign with him
Bernie Sanders with fellow socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Twitter video screen grab)

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After the Iowa caucuses, Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir asked Ocasio-Cortez to stump for Sanders in New Hampshire, according to the sources. …

Ocasio-Cortez resisted the entreaties until a few days before the primary on Feb. 12. She ultimately spoke the day before the election at a Sanders rally in Durham, New Hampshire, where the rock band The Strokes performed.  …

The absence of the popular progressive lawmaker on the trail in the weeks that followed was even more notable. In nearly a month that passed from Feb. 11  until March 8 ― two days before the Michigan primary ― Ocasio-Cortez declined multiple invitations from Sanders’ campaign to speak on his behalf in Nevada, South Carolina and the 14 states that voted on Super Tuesday, the three people told HuffPost.

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