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Ocasio-Cortez, Omar Endorse Bernie Sanders for President

The Sanders campaign confirmed the backing of two members of "The Squad" on Tuesday

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    Ocasio-Cortez, Omar Endorse Bernie Sanders for President
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    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks alongside US Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Representative Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., during a press conference in Washington, DC, June 24, 2019.

    Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are endorsing Bernie Sanders for president.

    The Sanders campaign confirmed the backing of two members of "The Squad" on Tuesday.

    The endorsements are a major boon for the 78-year-old Vermont senator, who has faced questions over his health since suffering a heart attack two weeks ago.

    The 30-year-old Ocasio-Cortez and 38-year-old Omar are progressive stars and frequent targets of President Donald Trump.

    Sanders' deputy communications director Sarah Ford says Ocasio-Cortez will appear with the senator at a rally in her home district in New York this weekend.

    Sanders hinted at her backing during Tuesday's Democratic debate in response to a question about his age, saying his skeptics should attend his Saturday rally featuring a "surprise guest."