Sanders is a candidate who presents himself less as a personality than a conduit for a movement. And in the Bernie bubble, Ocasio-Cortez is seen as the future of the movement embodied. What makes her so effective as a surrogate, beyond her star power, is that if you campaign on electing a movement rather that a person, there’s no difference between hearing the message from the 78-year-old white male candidate or his 30-year-old Latina supporter. The perception among her supporters is that a vote for Sanders is also a vote for Ocasio-Cortez to continue her rise.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is leading a Spanish-language town hall for the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas.
The New York Democrat delivered remarks to the crowd at the „Unidos Con Bernie Reunión Política“ and was followed by a panel of Sanders staff and supporters who answered questions and discussed the Sanders campaign.
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