AOC former aide in bid to topple Bronx Assemblyman Mike Benedetto

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s sphere of influence could be expanding into the state Legislature in Albany.

Jonathan Soto, a former Ocasio-Cortez campaign aide, is seeking to topple veteran Bronx Assemblyman Michael Benedetto in the June 28 Democratic primary.

“I am definitely seeking the congresswoman’s endorsement,” Soto, a fellow member of the Democratic Socialists of America, told The Post.

He has the blessing of Ocasio-Cortez’s Courage to Change political action committee and the Working Families Party.

The 37-year-old insurgent has taken positions consistent with the progressive left and the DSA — he supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel and the Defund the Police movement.

Soto also

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