NEW YORK (AP) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest. The 28-year-old Democratic rising star is stumping for two young, progressives hoping to win Democratic primaries in Kansas and Michigan.
On Friday, she will travel to Wichita, Kansas to join Sen. Bernie Sanders in campaigning for James Thompson, a Democrat looking to flip a GOP congressional seat. Then at the end of the month, she”ll visit Michigan for two days to lend her national spotlight to gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed.
In New York City, Ocasio-Cortez upset 10-term incumbent Joseph Crowley in the Democratic congressional primaries last month. But it remains to be seen if her progressive brand can succeed in the Midwest.