Article from Town Hall by Leah Barkoukis.

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lamented the closure of a New York City coffee shop on Monday, which is ironic considering a major factor contributing to it shutting down was because of higher minimum wage laws—a position she supports.

“The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times,” the 28-year-old said on Twitter. “I’m a normal, working person who chose to run for office, because I believe we can have a better future. You can do it too. We all can.”

A higher minimum wage is one of the issues Ocasio-Cortez has been outspoken about. On her campaign website, she calls for a $15 minimum wage.

Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in the party’s June primary, will run against Republican Anthony Pappas in New York’s 14th Congressional District in November.

Read the entire article at Town Hall.

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