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Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden

Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezNew York City's suicide mission should alarm the entire nation Marjorie Taylor Greene rakes in over .2M in first quarter The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that Democrats need to focus on winning the election before pushing for specific policies from a potential Joe BidenJoe BidenFederal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Jill Biden gives shout out to Champ, Major on National Pet Day MORE administration. 

“I don’t want us to start counting our chickens before they hatch,” she said. “I think we need to focus on winning the White House period,” citing that the race remains close in several battleground states such as Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

The New York progressive told CNN’s “State of the Union” that Democrats and young voters have to prioritize helping Democratic nominee Biden win the presidential election, saying it will be a “luxury” to be able to lobby a Democratic administration.

“We need to make sure that we win this White House,” she said. “Frankly, I think it would be privilege and would be a luxury for us to talk about what we would lobby Democratic and how we would push the next Democratic administration."

Ocasio-Cortez said she thinks young voters are “disciplined,” “realistic” and “pragmatic” about their vote and will side with Biden.

“There is no question that Joe Biden is a much better person in that position to be receptive... than Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest MORE.”

She added it will be “critically important that the Biden administration appoint progressive leaders” when asked if Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden's policies are playing into Trump's hands Hillicon Valley: Amazon wins union election — says 'our employees made the choice' On The Money: Biden .5T budget proposes major hike in social programs | GOP bashes border, policing provisions MORE (I-Vt.) should be offered a cabinet position if Biden wins.

Ocasio-Cortez backed Sanders during his 2020 presidential campaign.