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Independent Journal Review: Meet One of AOC’s Congressional Challengers: a Former NYPD Officer Who ‘Despises Socialism’

A high school civics teacher inspired by his students to run for Congress officially filed his Federal Election Commission (FEC) paperwork to take on freshman firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for New York’s 14th District. John Cummings — a retired NYPD Harbor Unit officer and native of the Bronx — announced that he had filed the necessary ...
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New York Post: Bronx civics teacher inspired by AOC to run – for her seat

Meet Bronx resident John Cummings, a Republican and former Harbor Unit cop-turned-high school civics teacher who is mounting a long-shot bid to topple Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez next year. “But to just come from the outside and take somebody on is really difficult,” Cummings told The Post in an exclusive interview. The one-time bartender Ocasio-Cortez inspired ...
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