AURORA – Illinois' 14th CD – represented last session by conservative GOP US Congressman Randy Hultgren – was a part of Illinois' powerful 2018 "Blue Tsunami" that led to Democrats regaining the majority and making Nancy Pelosi the US House Speaker. Along with Pelosi becoming House Speaker, a group of radical Leftist Democrat freshmen were sworn into office, grabbing the DC media spotlight and stunning Democrats and Republicans alike.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) is leading the new group of outspoken, controversial federal lawmakers. They include On March 30, 2019, AOC publicly endorsed 14th CD new Congress member Lauren Underwood as 'one of the "straightest shooters" in the freshman class. AOC encouraged like-minded folks to donate to Underwood's re-election campaign:
Underwood represents a district that President Trump won by four points – one that both Democrats and Republicans are hopeful to win in 2020. District politicos are saying the 14th CD will be one of the top three most contested districts in 2020 – when President Trump will be at the top of the ballot.
AOC's raves about Underwood came in the midst of a dispute that same day between AOC and the Democrat Congressional Caucus Committee over primary challenges:
And Lauren Underwood was one of the subsequent Democrat candidates AOC deemed as "Some great ones:"
Underwood, however, publicly stays out of the controversies AOC thrives on – and stays quiet on the most prickly topics. Instead, emphasizes that she's focused on digging for relief for her district's constituents' tax burden – especially property taxes that exceed the federal exemption level.
"I’m home every weekend and have the opportunity to talk to folks about health care and lower prescription drug costs. And so, quite candidly, this ends up as a Washington conversation," Underwood told The New York Times "and not a conversation we have in the Illinois 14th."
But Underwood lines up with AOC on every topic we've seen thus far. Here's just a few:
Equal Rights Amendment supporter
And opponent to US sovereignty:
Underwood lines up with AOC and her Leftist girl-buds. Is this the views the IL 14th CD wants representing them in the US House?