Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had trouble spreading the microphone wealth around during a campaign stop in Hawaii today when she stumped for a congressional candidate, but forgot to introduce him.
— Michelle Broder Van Dyke (@MBVD) August 10, 2018
Cortez denounced American “colonialism” in Hawaii during her remarks, and at the conclusion, thanked her fans, collected her notes, waved, and walked away.
Moments later, she returned to the podium, announced, “And with that…” and introduced Kaniela Ing.
Ing’s primary election in on Saturday.
It remains to be seen if he’ll fair better than Cortez’s other endorsed candidates.
The socialist pulled off a stunning victory in June, and is now attempting to parlay that win into helping other leftists win Democratic primaries.
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
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.