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 SandersBernie SandersHere are the potential candidates still eyeing 2020 bids Sanders unveils education plan that would ban for-profit charter schools Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE (I-Vt.) is recruiting a media production team that was used by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump threatens jail time over 'treason' and 'spying' Lewandowski: Why Joe Biden won't make it to the White House — again Overnight Health Care — Presented by Campaign for Accountability — House passes drug pricing bills amid ObamaCare row | Senate Republicans running away from Alabama abortion law | Ocasio-Cortez confronts CEO over K drug price tag 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.