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When New York City’s crowded, confused Democratic primary for mayor apparently ended in victory for former police Capt. Eric Adams, there were plenty of losers littering the field. And Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one of the biggest, even though her name was never on the ballot. That doesn’t bode well for AOC’s rumored desires to try for a seat in the United States Senate. AOC endorsed Maya Wiley, a hyper-lefty with a flair for hypocrisy when it comes to protection from criminals: She’s all for defunding the police citywide, as the New York Post reported, while her own neighborhood was protected by a private security force. Wiley was also legal counsel for leftist New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, as incompetent — and likely corrupt — an administration as has ever plagued the Big Apple. Those are the kind of credentials that should get a candidate a frosty-cold shoulder from any politician with real concern for her constituents, but they drew AOC’s backing. In an early June endorsement, according to NBC News, weeks ahead of the June 22 primary, Ocasio-Cortez said Wiley “didn’t just come up to run for mayor but has experience and has a lifetime of dedication to this.”

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