AOC Gets GOP Challenge

Progressive star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, will get a general election challenger in 2020, but the Republican candidate faces long odds in the solidly blue 14th District.

Ruth Papazian, who describes herself as a a Bronx-based health and medical writer, said she plans to file a statement of candidacy this summer, the New York Daily News reported.

Papazian has staked opposition to Ocasio-Cortez on her calls to defund U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“She wants to defund I.C.E. She wants to open up our borders to all-comers,” Papazian said in an interview on Fox News.

Read more at Roll Call.