The socialist darling of the Democratic Party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has officially announced that she will not be challenging Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for her New York seat in 2024. This news comes as a shock to many, who were hoping that Ocasio-Cortez would throw her hat into the ring for a primary challenge against the establishment Democrat.
AOC is not running for Senatehttps://t.co/Cmb2WzFrRG
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 1, 2023
Although many on the far-left were excited about the possibility of an AOC Senate run, it seems that the congresswoman has had a change of heart. According to her spokesperson, she is “not planning” on running for Senate or primarying Gillibrand. This announcement will undoubtedly come as a disappointment to those who were looking forward to having an unapologetic socialist in the Senate.
It’s no secret that Ocasio-Cortez has ambitions beyond her seat in Congress. In fact, she has stated that she is considering a run for “higher office” in the future. While this announcement may have dashed the hopes of her supporters, it’s clear that AOC has her sights set on something bigger.
If Ocasio-Cortez had decided to challenge Gillibrand, it could have had serious consequences for the Democratic Party. Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin has suggested that if AOC were to run in a primary against Gillibrand, a Republican would likely win the general election. This is because of AOC’s extreme socialist views, which are out of touch with mainstream Americans.
It’s clear that AOC is putting her own political ambitions ahead of the well-being of her party. By not challenging Gillibrand, she is avoiding a potentially disastrous primary battle that could have divided the Democratic Party and cost them a crucial seat. However, it remains to be seen what AOC’s next move will be. Will she continue to push her radical socialist agenda in Congress, or will she seek out a higher office? Only time will tell.