AOC opponent: ‘The Latino Community’ supports me

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Tina Forte, the QAnon-promoting Republican challenger for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Thursday claimed that not only do her opponent’s voters endorse her, but so do “the Latino community.”

In a Newsmax interview with Steven Elliott, the GOP candidate who will face Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Forte said her strategy for beating overwhelming favorite Ocasio-Cortez involves going door to door.

‘I walked through the neighborhood. I knock on doors. I speak to the people. They don’t want her anymore,’ Forte said.

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“I have her voters who support me. The Democrats support me. Ruben Diaz supported me, “she said apparently” referring to a 79-year-old out-of-office Bronx politician who publicly opposes abortion rights and same-sex marriage.

“The Latino community – they support me over AOC because of its radical leftist agenda,” claimed Forte, whose campaign website does not mention a single mention.

In 2020, Ocasio-Cortez won reelection in New York’s 14th congressional district, which is almost half Hispanic, with more than 71 percent of the vote. That year she was endorsed by Mijente, a grassroots organization for “Latin and Chicanx people seeking racial, economic, gender and climate justice,” according to its website.

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The Daily Beast revealed on Wednesday that Forte’s husband and son were caught up in a 2019 federal drug and weapons break-in, resulting in guilty pleas by both of them.

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