Sanders recruits media team used by Ocasio-Cortez in successful 2018 primary: report

Sanders recruits media team used by Ocasio-Cortez in successful 2018 primary: report

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersTexas man indicted over allegations he created fraudulent campaign PACs Overnight Energy: Wheeler weathers climate criticism at confirmation hearing | Dems want Interior to stop drilling work during shutdown | 2018 was hottest year for oceans Dems offer measure to raise minimum wage to per hour MORE (I-Vt.) is recruiting a media production team that was used by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez rips Trump in first House floor speech: 'It is not normal to shut down the government when we don’t get what we want' On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions Supporters leave notes on plaque outside Ocasio-Cortez's office MORE (D-N.Y.) ahead of her stunning primary victory last year, Politico reported Monday.

As speculation mounts that Sanders will launch another bid for the White House in 2020, his team is reportedly in conversations with Means of Production, a film production team based in Detroit that created a viral video for Ocasio-Cortez last year.

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The video, which has nearly 4 million views on Twitter, details the working-class background of Ocasio-Cortez and her path to running for office. 

Ocasio-Cortez ultimately defeated former Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the primary last year and was later elected to her first term in the House.

Politico reported that Means of Production could have a "major role" in Sanders's 2020 campaign.

Waleed Shahid, a spokesman for the political action committee Justice Democrats, told Politico that Means of Production has "proven that they’re on the cutting-edge of popularizing progressive populist and democratic socialist politics in America."

Sanders has not yet announced whether he will seek the Democratic nomination in 2020, but he is widely viewed as a potential front-runner in the race.