Ocasio-Cortez faces primary challenge from second-generation Queens immigrant

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., will have to get through a primary challenger if she wants to hold on to her seat in 2020.

Democratic activist Badrun Khan, who has challenged Ocasio-Cortez for the Democratic nomination to represent New York’s 14th district. says on her website that she’ll provide “REAL Results… Not Empty Promises” — an apparent jab at the socialist darling.

When asked about Khan’s challenge, Ocasio-Cortez said: “I just focus on delivering for my district and doing the best job. I try not to focus too much on other folks in the field,” according to The Hill.

Khan filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Committee in July. The website for New York City’s government confirms that Khan serves on Queens Community Board 2.


Khan’s website doesn’t appear to have an official announcement and she did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment by the time of publication. Instead, her website detailed her background as a community activist and daughter of Bengali immigrants.

“Badrun has worked towards political and social empowerment for her community,” her website read. “Her service has gone well beyond the Bengali community. She is an active presence in schools and service to all the residents in her Queens community. She has volunteered and served with honor as a member of Community Board 2. Badrun continues to works diligently each day to help her community and the people of Queens.”

Khan’s website says she wants to enhance Medicare and Social Security but appeared to take a shot at “Medicare-for-all,” a plan championed by progressives like Ocasio-Cortez.

“She will fight to make sure Health Care is made available for all and that those who have existing coverage can choose to keep what they currently have,” the site said, apparently referring to concerns that “Medicare-for-all” would take away private insurance.

*story by Fox News