If far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez intends to mount a Democratic primary challenge to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, she has to act soon.
The window of opportunity is closing as New York state’s filing deadline approaches on April 7, ahead of the June 28 Democratic primary.
AOC has never overtly said she was eyeing a primary challenge to Schumer, who has led the Democratic caucus as both minority and majority leader and is a prominent fixture in New York politics, where his allies credit him with being closely attuned with his constituents.
But many of Schumer’s actions have been interpreted as trying to please the Democratic Party’s activist liberal base. Including trying to increase the amount of spending in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.