This is going to be very interesting…
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, if she wishes to carry on to her position in 2020, will have to pass through a primary challenger.
Democratic activist Badrun Khan, who challenged Ocasio-Cortez to represent the 14th district of New York for the Democratic nomination, states that she will provide “REAL Results … Not Empty Promises” — an obvious jab at the socialist princess.
When asked about Khan’s challenge, Ocasio-Cortez said: “I just focus on delivering for my district and doing the best job. I try not to focus too much on other folks in the field.”
In July, Khan submitted her candidacy statement to the Federal Election Committee. The website for New York City’s government confirms that Khan serves on Queens Community Board 2.
Khan’s website doesn’t appear to have an official announcement and she did not respond for commenting. Instead, her website detailed her background as a community activist and daughter of Bengali immigrants.
“Badrun has worked towards political and social empowerment for her community,” her website read. “Her service has gone well beyond the Bengali community. She is an active presence in schools and service to all the residents in her Queens community. She has volunteered and served with honor as a member of Community Board 2. Badrun continues to works diligently each day to help her community and the people of Queens.”
Khan’s website says she wants to improve Medicare and Social Security, but appeared to take a shot at “Medicare-for-all,” a plan championed by progressives like Ocasio-Cortez.
“She will fight to make sure Health Care is made available for all and that those who have existing coverage can choose to keep what they currently have,” the site said, apparently referring to concerns that “Medicare-for-all” would take away private insurance.