Earlier we told you how celebrity Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez forgot to name Kaniela Ing while introducing him at his own rally, which was funny.
But what’s REALLY funny is how awful the Hawaiian Democratic Socialist did after the endorsement of the NYC Democratic Socialist: 6%.
Ocasio-Cortez's candidate got… 6% it seems in HI-01. This isn't a critique on either. It's more that endorsements usually don't matter, unless the field is undefined (it wasn't with Case in there) and/or you get someone with big name rec like Trump making the endorsement.
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) August 12, 2018
Even worse for the cause, the guy who won — Ed Case — is a former congressman known as a centrist who even voted for the Iraq war:
The #HI01 primary was rough for the left. Not only did DSA/AOC-backed Kaniela Ing lose, the winner — in a safe blue seat — was Ed Case, a centrist former congressman who supported the Iraq War.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 12, 2018
If Democratic Socialism isn’t popular in liberal Hawaii, we’re not sure how it will play in swing districts:
Media: “Dems are becoming Socialists because of Ocasio-Cortez!”
Most liberal state in the country: “Lol we’re sending Ed Case back to Congress.” pic.twitter.com/khoiBk3rnp
— Reid Wilson (@PoliticsReid) August 12, 2018
In total, Ing had about 6000 votes. But he can claim Slate’s “most remarkable ad of 2018,” so that’s something:
Oof. Kaniela Ing, Hawaii Dem candidate who was backed by Ocasio-Cortez and who had the “most remarkable political ad of 2018,” per Slate, got just 6K votes https://t.co/jIbxAUa6oL https://t.co/8OCRz0FtQb… https://t.co/31VzpuEVMZ
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) August 12, 2018
Silly GIRL! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez forgets 1 IMPORTANT deet when stumping for candidate at his OWN RALLY https://t.co/aVphk2Jqqs
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 12, 2018
No WONDER she won't debate! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accidentally explains what govt. is SUPPOSED to pay for https://t.co/ogvDHi7dG3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 11, 2018