Obama Announces Surprise Endorsement

Former President Obama announced Monday he’s endorsing progressive House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D).

Obama issued his support for the former organizer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) presidential campaign in his second wave of endorsements related to the upcoming midterm elections.

Ocasio-Cortez has received widespread attention from lawmakers since her upset victory over longtime Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a June primary election.

Her victory over Crowley, the fourth-ranking House Democrat, led to discussions over what type of leadership the Democratic Party should have in the future.

Read more at The Hill.