Ben Shapiro challenged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a debate. Things got weird

Aaron Brown
August 12, 2018

"She was in the Legislature fighting battles when there was no hope to win", said 45-year-old John Hetzler, of Grosse Pointe Woods, who noted that he might vote Republican but only if they rejected Trump.

"And they said it wouldn't work in the Midwest", Ocasio-Cortez declared at the start of her 10-minute speech, to the cheers of 1,500 people packed into a sweaty auditorium.

A recent Washington Post fact-check showed numerous claims she has made, such as the "upper middle class does not exist anymore in America", were false.

In this June 27, 2018, photo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, victor of a Democratic Congressional primary in NY speaks to a reporter in NY.

Saad wheezed to the finish line in Michigan's 11th district, coming in fourth out of five candidates, while Cori Bush, who sought to unseat an incumbent congressmen in Missouri's 1st, lost 56.7 to 36.9. But it didn't translate into victory.

"Last week's editorial regarding the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene and Democratic House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attempts to lecture its readers on the prescription for dealing with rising anti-Israel sentiment on the left and particularly in Democratic circles ("'Fiddler' As Political Outreach").

In Kansas, congressional candidate James Thompson cruised to victory in the Democratic primary after getting visits from Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. (Estes narrowly beat Thompson a year ago in a low-turnout special election.) And Welder will have to beat two strong candidates in the August 7 primary: history teacher Tom Niermann has the backing of a slew of local politicians, and EMILY's List has already pledged to spend heavily to back former Obama administration official Sharice Davids.

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Gretchen Whitmer, left, won Michigan's Democratic nomination for the state's gubernatorial primary on Tuesday night. He has trailed in recent polls.

Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro challenged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the tyro socialist Democrat from the Bronx, to a debate on Wednesday.

"What we need to realize is our struggles are linked", she told supporters. Bernie Sanders - and Thanedar to join a "big tent" to fight for clean drinking water, better roads, broader health coverage and better-funded schools.

Ocasio-Cortez took advantage of some unique circumstances to beat Crowley, one of the top House Democrats.

"The fact that there was so much more attention from the media and the electorate because the Libertarian party was participating in the primary". Said differently, every candidate has the responsibility to the voters to make public just what any and all major policy expenditures are expected to cost and how they will be paid for.

Called a polemicist by fans and a pugilist by detractors, Shapiro fired back at Ocasio-Cortez's dismissal of his debate proposition in a series of Twitter posts.

Her campaign spokesman, Corbin Trent, said her interstate travels to bolster other liberals are "for the distinct goal of benefitting people in her district".

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