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) SandersHere's what the Dem candidates for president said about the Mueller report Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements Harris wants Barr to testify on Mueller report as 2020 Dems call for its release MORE (I-Vt.) is recruiting a media production team that was used by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Energy: Interior reverses decision at heart of Zinke criminal probe | Dem divisions deepen over approach to climate change | GM to add 400 workers to build electric cars 'Washington Monthly' editor says diversity on Capitol Hill starts with interns Why is my party prioritizing an extreme environmental agenda? 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.