‘My No. 1 is Maya:’ Rep. Ocasio-Cortez backs Wiley for NYC mayor

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NEW YORK — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley for New York City mayor on Saturday, shaking up the crowded race with just a week to go before the first votes will be cast. The firebrand lawmaker announced the surprise pick with only a few minutes notice, saying Wiley is the most progressive choice out of the eight major Democratic candidates running to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio. “My No. 1 is Maya Wiley,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We will vote for Maya No. 1.” Wiley, who is vying for the progressive vote in the June 22 primary race, spoke side by side with Ocasio…

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