AOC heads to Texas to fight for a Democratic colleague

Jessica Cisneros wants to challenge Rep. Henry Cuellar

AOC heads to Texas to fight for a Democratic colleague

announced a rally to support two candidates for the Democratic primary next month in Texas.

"Texans, are your ready?" Ocasio-Cortez stated this on Twitter. "We're coming to a major DOUBLE RALLY next Saturday, February 12th... This one will be special."
Ocasio-Cortez is expected to rally for Greg Casar, the New York Democrat
who was officially endorsed last Wednesday.
Ocasio Cortez stated that Greg and his labor organizing roots made it clear that they would work together year-round to organize and deliver on Medicare For All, good jobs and climate justice. "I am proud to support his campaign, and will do everything I can help him win the primary on March 1.

The rally will also be in support of Jessica Cisneros who is seeking to challenge incumbent Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) in Texas' 28th Congressional district.

Cuellar beat Cisneros in 2020 primaries by four points. However, Cuellar now faces controversy after his house was raided last month by FBI agents.

Although the FBI has not yet charged Cisneros with a crime in the case, Cisneros called it alarming and claimed that Ocasio Cortez was "ready to work alongside" to bring about true representation for South Texas families.

Casar will face off against three other candidates in Texas' 35th Congressional District. He said he was honored to receive Ocasio Cortez's endorsement.

Casar stated that she was honored to receive the endorsement from Rep. OcasioCortez. Casar expressed her gratitude for the endorsement. "I look forward working with her to deliver for TX 35 residents."

Ocasio Cortez has previously criticized her fellow Democrats because she did not use her or other progressives during the campaign trail. She claimed that the party made a mistake by being too moderate in the Virginia governor's race that Republican Glenn Youngkin won last year.

"Before the Virginia election, it was clear that our assistance and participation were not requested or wanted. That is perfectly fine. Ocasio Cortez stated that she was not there to advise people on how to run their races. It's sad to think of those members who have the most strained relationships with our political base as a single liability. This is not something that can be consulted or deployed selectively. It was a mistake.

New York Democrat said that not one person asked her to send emails to people on her own list, but the party blamed progressives for her defeat.

She said, "The idea of accepting a decline in youth turnout – and essentially turning it into a selffulfilling prophecy in times where races are decided by such narrow margins: I think it is ill advised."