Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president as she appears alongside him at a rally in New York City on Saturday, the Washington Post reports. CNN is reporting that Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) will also endorse him at the rally.
Why it matters: It's a major coup to be endorsed by 3 of the 4 members of the influential "squad," the rising stars of the Democratic Party. And it's a welcome boost for Sanders, who was starting to flag in the 2020 election polls.
The big picture: Sanders teased during Tuesday's Democratic debate and on Twitter that there would be a "special guest" at his New York rally. And Omar praised him hours earlier in a tweet for his work in addressing childhood hunger
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