Second-generation immigrant Badrun Khan officially announced her campaign to primary Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

Khan, who filed her candidacy in July, wrote on her website that she “has spent her entire life fighting for justice, equality and fairness in her community.”

Khan, a daughter of Bangali Muslim born immigrants, showcases her accomplishments as a Democrat activist on her website. She serves as president of the Jalalabad Association:

As President, She raised money for the needy and helped alienated Bengali wo-men in the community. She also organized cultural events and encouraged first and second generation Bengalis to learn more about their heritage. Badrun has worked towards political and social empowerment for her community. Her service has gone well beyond the Bengali community. She is an active presence in schools and service to all the residents in her Queens community. She has volunteered and served with honor as a member of Community Board 2. Badrun continues to works diligently each day to help her community and the people of Queens.

She promises to work as a “uniter, someone who hopes to build bridges so that no community, regardless of their ethnicity or religion will ever be left behind.”

Ocasio-Cortez said she “will just focus on delivering for my district and doing the best job.” She does not want “to focus too much on other folks in the field.”

The Hill wrote that Kahn “will face an uphill battle against Ocasio-Cortez, who has shot to national prominence and wields a formidable grassroots following online.”

However, whispers have floated around DC that the Democratic Party has grown tired of Ocasio-Cortez. It may become worse for the freshman since she decided to endorse far-left primary challengers to high-ranking Democratic House members.

The Hill reported in January, just a month and a half after her victory:

At least one House Democrat has been privately urging members of the New York delegation to recruit a local politician from the Bronx or Queens to challenge Ocasio-Cortez.

“What I have recommended to the New York delegation is that you find her a primary opponent and make her a one-term congressperson,” the Democratic lawmaker, who requested anonymity, told The Hill. “You’ve got numerous council people and state legislators who’ve been waiting 20 years for that seat. I’m sure they can find numerous people who want that seat in that district.”

It will be interesting to see how the Democrats handle this election. On the one hand, Ocasio-Cortez has popularity with some in the public. Shutting her down could cause an uproar with some voters. On the other hand, getting rid of her would help mend the schism that has taken over the party.

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