Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez excels at causing trouble.
That’s why Democrats don’t want her to be the face of the party.
But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on the verge of creating this massive headache for Democrats.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quickly became one of the most prominent members of the Democrat Party after first being elected in 2018.
Her penchant for outrageous comments and attention seeking in the media let her build a national profile.
The 33-year-old socialist Congresswoman has created big problems for the Democrat establishment with her insane beliefs.
Now she’s reportedly ready to cause even more trouble by seeking a promotion in 2024.
Several sources in New York and Washington, D.C. told Newsmax that Ocasio-Cortez is planning on challenging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in next year’s Democrat Senate Primary in New York state.
Gillibrand has been a forgettable backbench Senator most known for her embarrassing Presidential bid in 2020.
She was appointed to the Senate in 2009 to replace Hillary Clinton when she became Secretary of State under former President Barack Obama.
Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t made a final decision about jumping into the race but is laying the groundwork for a potential bid.
During an interview with Politico earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez said that all options were on the table for her future, including a Senate bid.
A Democrat strategist said that Ocasio-Cortez polled a potential Primary challenge against Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) but decided against it.
Taking down Gillibrand in a Primary would be an easier task than defeating the most powerful Democrat in the Senate.
Her standing with New York voters is on shaky ground and could give Ocasio-Cortez an opening.
A recent Siena College poll found that Gillibrand had a positive approval rating with 46% of New Yorkers and only 43% wanted her to seek reelection.
The increasingly powerful far-left wing of the Democrat Party has criticized Gillibrand for not being progressive enough.
Fred Dicker, the former Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Post, told Newsmax that Ocasio-Cortez would have an “excellent chance” of defeating Gillibrand.
“AOC would have an excellent chance against Gillibrand,” Dicker said. “Gillibrand is widely regarded in Democratic circles as an ineffective prima donna with a weak following.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s popularity with the far-left could bring in money and support from across the country into her primary challenge.
“AOC has a potent national fund-raising base and highly popular among progressive Democrats who dominate the New York primary and thus would be formidable,” Dicker explained.
An anonymous Democratic strategist predicted that Ocasio-Cortez could raise $200 million without breaking a sweat.
A campaign war chest of that size would make her a serious threat in the primary in one of the most expensive states to advertise on TV.
Dicker predicted that a campaign announcement from Ocasio-Cortez could come in the fall.
“It was one thing for AOC not to challenge Schumer but it is quite another matter when it is AOC vs. Gillibrand,” historian David Pietrusza said.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being elected to the Senate could give Democrats many sleepless nights.