The results are in and it was bad news for Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Democrats hold a slight lead in generic ballot polls to take back the U.S. House, but that could be changing.
A series of key primaries and special elections were held this week.
And the results were bad news for Democrats who are rushing to adopt Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ socialist platform.
After her stunning upset in the New York CD-14 primary, many Democrats anointed Cortez as the future of their party.
So she was a hot ticket for socialist Democrat primary challengers. Cortez campaigned for four different candidates from Michigan to Hawaii and so far three of the candidates have lost.
The Daily Caller reports:
Cortez held a whirl-wind tour of the U.S., stumping for Abdul El-Sayed for governor of Michigan, Fayrouz Saad in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, Cori Bush in Missouri’s 1st District, and is backing Congressional candidate Kaniela Ing in Hawaii.
El-Sayed lost his bid for the Democrat nomination for governor to 51.8 percent to 30.5 percent, according to numbers published by the New York Times.
Saad came in fourth in the five-way race, capturing only 18 percent of the vote.
Cori Bush lost her primary to William Lacy Clay, 56.7 percent to 36.9 percent, the Times results show.
Hawaii holds their primary on August 11, so we’ll know if Cortez earns the “golden sombrero” striking out four times in four races.
Democrats who clambered to adopt Cortez’ radical socialist agenda are now rethinking that strategy.
The results show it’s not working in the primary elections – where the radical base tends to vote for more leftist candidates – and it surely won’t work in general elections when the greater populace votes.
Democrats also thought they could flip a special election in Ohio’s CD-12 from red to blue. A poll released just days before the primary showed the Democrat with a one-point lead.
But President Trump held a rally for the Republican candidate, Troy Balderson that put the final nail in the coffin of Democrats’ hopes and dreams.
When I decided to go to Ohio for Troy Balderson, he was down in early voting 64 to 36. That was not good. After my speech on Saturday night, there was a big turn for the better. Now Troy wins a great victory during a very tough time of the year for voting. He will win BIG in Nov.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018
UPDATE 8/8/18 1:55PM EST: Two additional candidates Ocasio-Cortez endorsed, Rashida Tlaib and James Thompson, won their primaries Tuesday. However, yet another Cortez-backed candidate has lost…
BREAKING: Sharice Davids beats Brent Welder, who was endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for the Democratic nomination in Kansas’s 3rd Congressional District.
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) August 8, 2018