Hanna Bogorowski, DCNF
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed four candidates in the primary elections, but all of those competing in the Tuesday races lost.
Ocasio-Cortez went on a tour around the U.S. endorsing candidates Abdul El-Sayed for governor of Michigan, Fayrouz Saad for Michigan’s 11th congressional district and Cori Bush for Missouri’s 1st congressional district.
She also endorsed congressional candidate Kaniela Ing in Hawaii for the race taking place on Aug. 11.
We’ve got about ONE WEEK LEFT until a whole slew of elections come up across the country.
Check your state primary date & VOTE August 7th + 11th.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 31, 2018
Despite her congressional primary victory in New York in June and weeks of national attention discussing her socialist platform, the three candidates Ocasio-Cortez would have liked win, did not.
El-Sayed lost his bid for the Democratic nomination to Gretchen Whitmer, gaining 30.5 percent of the vote to her 51.8 percent.
Saad is currently in fourth place out of five candidates for Michigan’s 11th district, with only 18 percent of the vote with 86 percent of precincts reported.
Cori Bush also lost her bid for the Democratic house seat in Missouri’s 1st district, receiving only 36.9 percent of the vote to William Lacy Clay’s 56.7 percent.
Ing’s race in Hawaii takes place on Aug. 11, and he is not currently seen as a front-runner.
Ing was fined $15,422 in June for campaign spending violations and has been criticized on the campaign trail for claiming a master’s degree that he hasn’t earned.
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