New York Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president.
The Sanders’ campaign and Ocasio-Cortez made the most of the endorsement on social media and at a rally in New York City.
Sanders’ campaign promoted a video starring Representative Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez alerted her Twitter followers about her endorsement.
Today I am endorsing Senator @BernieSanders for president.
In the end, we must come together to defeat Donald Trump. We should do so knowing he is a symptom of a larger problem – and our greatest hope is a multiracial, working class movement in the United States of America. pic.twitter.com/9fiTS7FTX9
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 19, 2019
The rally attendance was estimated to be around 26,000 and at the campaign event, Ocasio-Cortez made her endorsement announcement.
Take two minutes and listen to @AOC explain how a system that underpays and undervalues workers can leave them feeling worthless and how a candidate that fights for them can give them hope. #BerniesBack pic.twitter.com/ULu6rOSN46
— jordan (@JordanUhl) October 19, 2019
Following his heart attack, Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement and rally comes at an important time for Sanders especially since presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is rising in public opinion polls.