Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field

Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezIlhan Omar edits headline of New York Post article slamming the Squad: 'There, fixed it for you' Trump urges Sanders supporters to join GOP after senator suspends campaign What the coronavirus reveals about the race grievance industry MORE (D-N.Y.) took a shot at unnamed “plutocratic, long-shot, very-late presidential bids” Thursday amid former Massachusetts Gov. Deval PatrickDeval PatrickTop Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden Andrew Yang endorses Biden in 2020 race Deval Patrick backs Biden MORE’s (D) announcement he was entering the race and former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders drops out of presidential race New York City auctioned off extra ventilators due to cost of maintenance: report MORE’s preparation to do so.

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“Call me radical, but maybe instead of setting ablaze hundreds of millions of dollars on multiple plutocratic, long-shot, very-late presidential bids, we instead invest hundreds of millions into winning majorities of state legislatures across the United States? Just a thought!” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday.

Patrick, who went on to work at Bain Capital, the Boston-based private investment firm founded by Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneySenators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing Zoom, grocery delivery, self-isolation: How lawmakers are surviving coronavirus Outgoing inspector general says Trump fired him for carrying out his 'legal obligations' MORE (R-Utah), announced his entry, banking on reports that centrist elements of the party are losing faith in former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left MORE and seeking an alternative.

Bloomberg, who plans to enter several late races after sitting out the early primaries and caucuses, is expected to appeal to similar elements.

Billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerProgressive advocates propose T 'green stimulus' plan Candidates want data privacy rules, except for their own campaigns Budowsky: Biden should pull together a 'dream team of rivals' MORE, meanwhile, has been in the race since July but entered several months after most of the candidates and was the most recent entrant into the field until Patrick's announcement.

Ocasio-Cortez joined Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarIlhan Omar edits headline of New York Post article slamming the Squad: 'There, fixed it for you' Trump urges Sanders supporters to join GOP after senator suspends campaign Texas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibIlhan Omar edits headline of New York Post article slamming the Squad: 'There, fixed it for you' Trump urges Sanders supporters to join GOP after senator suspends campaign Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus MORE (D-Mich.) in endorsing Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report MORE (I-Vt.) earlier this fall, while the fourth member of the “squad” of progressive freshman congresswomen, Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyIlhan Omar edits headline of New York Post article slamming the Squad: 'There, fixed it for you' Trump urges Sanders supporters to join GOP after senator suspends campaign Maryland Legislative Black Caucus pushes for state to release racial breakdown of coronavirus impact MORE (D-Mass.), endorsed Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Mnuchin, Schumer in talks to strike short-term relief deal | Small businesses struggling for loans | Treasury IG sends Dems report on handling of Trump tax returns Trump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden Senators push for changes to small business aid MORE (D-Mass.) earlier this month.

Both Sanders and Warren have been top targets in recent weeks from their centrist and moderate competitors in the crowded Democratic field, including Biden and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegFormer Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left Michael Bennet endorses Biden for president MORE.