Five Republican challengers have not given Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) cause for concern yet.
The district she represents gave Hillary Clinton nearly 80 percent of the vote in 2016.
However, Ocasio-Cortez’s tepid approval rating among Democrats makes her vulnerable to a primary challenge – which she now has.
Twenty-six-year-old Badrun Khan, a second-generation immigrant of Bengali descent who was born in New York, threw down the gauntlet against Ocasio-Cortez in a primary for a seat in Congress as a representative of New York’s 14th congressional district, according to a Sept. 19 Twitter message.
I couldn’t be more excited to launch my campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives.https://t.co/TWXX6Ed7oo
— Badrun Khan (@BardunKhan) September 19, 2019
Khan states on her website she has “spent her entire life fighting for justice, equality and fairness in her community.” She adds she is fighting for “REAL Results… Not Empty Promises.”
Though it may be considered by some to be an uphill-race against the Democratic socialist, Ocasio-Cortez could be vulnerable to a primary challenger, according to a survey recently conducted by the “Stop The AOC” political action committee, as reported by the New York Post. (RELATED: AOC Gets Awful News)
The study, executed among Democrat voters in the 14th congressional district, found that 47 percent of Democrats in the district view Ocasio-Cortez favorably and 29 percent view her unfavorably, with 24 percent saying they were unsure.