Repub­li­can plans run against Oca­sio-Cortez

The Buffalo News - - WASHINGTON NEWS -

BRONX – A Bronx Repub­li­can, who blames Alexan­dria Oca­sio-Cortez for Ama­zon’s re­treat from New York City, an­nounced Tues­day she plans to run against the pro­gres­sive law­maker in next year’s con­gres­sional midterms.

Ruth Pa­pazian, who op­er­ates an anti-Oca­sio-Cortez Face­book group called “Bronx Bol­she­vik Bul­letin,” con­firmed to the Daily News she’s mount­ing a long-shot Repub­li­can 2020 bid against the 29-yearold rookie con­gress­woman.

A med­i­cal trade mag­a­zine writer who has lived in the Bronx all her life, Pa­pazian said she has al­ready set up

“an ex­ploratory com­mit­tee” and plans to file of­fi­cial papers with the Fed­eral Elec­tion Com­mis­sion in July.

The 61-year-old Pa­pazian ran a grass­roots cam­paign urg­ing New York­ers to cast write-in votes for ex-Rep. Joe Crow­ley in the Novem­ber midterms af­ter Oca­sio-Cortez de­feated him in a stun­ning pri­mary up­set. The write-in ef­fort failed.

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