Ocasio-Cortez zooms to #2 on Twitter during the past month

For some time now, I have been sharing with friends, and the audience of The Hagmann Report (where I do political reporting and analysis for an hour or more every week), this unpleasant observation: it increasingly seems as if 29-year-old democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is quickly becoming the best known House member, Democrat, and politician (with the exception of the POTUS) in the United States. Ocasio-Cortez, having dispatched a ten-term congressman in a primary election last June, became the youngest female elected to the Congress when she took her seat in the House on January 3.  Since exploding into public awareness last summer, she has increased her profile and become the leading voice of the new far left socialist base of the Democratic Party. Now, evidence is in that I wasn't too far off the mark in my gut-level estimate of her startling new impact.  On January 13, Axios co-founder Mike Allen and his co-author Neil...(Read Full Post)
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