Ocasio-Cortez Endorsee Places Fourth in Congressional Primary
A candidate for U.S. Congress from New York recently endorsed a candidate for U.S. Congress from Hawaii who did not compete well in his primary, adding to a pattern of failed endorsees.
“America: Please send
@KanielaIng to Congress with me! He is incredibly inspiring – another working class American who knocked on 15,000 doors to win his state assembly seat. Now he’s running for Congress. Imagine what we could accomplish if we both went in together,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in late June.
America: Please send @KanielaIng to Congress with me!
He is incredibly inspiring – another working class American who knocked on 15,000 doors to win his state assembly seat.
Now he’s running for Congress. Imagine what we could accomplish if we both went in together. 💪🏽🗳 https://t.co/WSOrvl4to1
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 28, 2018
She even flew to Honolulu last Wednesday to stump for her fellow Democratic Socialist before ballots were cast on Saturday.
But Ing did not the same fairytale ending as Ocasio-Cortez, who unseated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) of New York’s 14th Congressional District in a stunning upset. In fact, Ing got crushed.
He placed fourth among Democrat primary candidates, garnering only 6.3% of the vote in the Aloha State’s 1st Congressional District.
Former Rep. Ed Case (D-HI), who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2002 to 2007, won the primary in a landslide.
Ing is the latest Ocasio-Cortez endorsee to receive her kiss of death. Apparently, “democratic socialism” is not as popular as one might think outside out New York’s 14th Congressional District.
Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Abdul El-Sayed for governor of Michigan, Fayrouz Saad for Michigan’s 11th congressional district, Cori Bush for Missouri’s 1st congressional district, all of whom lost their primaries.
The millennial freeloader continues to be a blessing for Republicans, making a fool of herself in television interviews, likening debate requests to catcalling, and endorsing losing candidates who actually think that socialism will somehow work in America, though it has a long history of global failure.
Who will Ocasio-Cortez endorse next?