AOC’s Top Endorsement Just Failed As Candidate Loses In Primaries

( Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was trying to expand her sphere of influence into Texas politics, but she failed miserably this week.

Jessica Cisneros, a candidate for Congress in Texas, lost a recount that would have seen her become the Democratic Party’s nomination for the seat in Washington. AOC had endorsed Cisneros for the position.

In the end, Representative Henry Cuellar, the incumbent in the House district, defeated Cisneros in the runoff and will now advance to the General Election in November. After a recount conducting by a special committee within the Texas Democratic Party, Cuellar ended up on top by only 289 votes.

In a statement following the results, Cuellar said:

“As I said on election night, ‘the margin will hold’ — and it has not only held but grown.”

He also said that he appreciated the efforts of “election workers who sacrificed their time to once again confirm the voices of every voter across the 28th district were heard. To those who did not vote for me, as your Congressman I will continue to work diligently for you in Washington. While we may differ on certain positions, we share a common ground on many issues to improve our communities and strengthen families.”

AOC and the rest of her progressives are gaining a louder voice in Washington, so much so that she thought she would take her rodeo on the road to see how the message would be accepted in other parts of the country.

Apparently, the people of Texas don’t agree with what she’s saying — or what the people she’s endorsing are saying.

Cisneros conceded the primary election to Cuellar this week, but didn’t do so with grace and humility. Instead, she blamed “a corrupt political machine, Republican-funded Super PACs, the Koch brothers, private prisons, Big Oil, the Chamber of Commerce, dark money groups, Big Pharma and near the entire Democratic Party establishment in Washington” for all opposing her in the race.

That’s quite a wide net of blame that Cisneros is casting here. Note also that in that blame game, she didn’t mention herself at all for coming up short, nor AOC and the ultra-progressive policies that the majority of Americans simply aren’t subscribing to.

Cisneros said that even though she has lost this primary election, she would work hard to get more ultra-liberal Democrats elected in Texas, and would work to that end supporting liberals in November’s midterm elections.

She said:

“We’re going to keep fighting to create a more progressive and accountable Democratic Party this year and work to turn Texas blue in November.”

Cuellar has been in Congress since he first won election back in 2005. He’s one of the last remaining pro-life liberals who serves in the House. He’s been critical of the White House as well for how they’ve handled the crisis at the U.S. southern border as well as rising inflation.

Part of his platform has been fighting to protect jobs in the oil and gas industry, lowering taxes as well as health-care costs.