Here’s the NYT referring to Sanders as “the white-haired lion of the progressive movement.”

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WICHITA, Kan. — Less than four weeks after she stunned the political establishment with an upset victory in a New York House primary, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stepped out onto the national campaign stage for the first time Friday, an emerging star of the insurgent left bringing her message to the heartland.

She joined the white-haired lion of the progressive movement, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, for two rallies for House candidates in Kansas districts that Democrats hope to wrest from Republicans in the fall.

“Change takes courage,” she told a packed auditorium at a downtown convention center here. “Change takes guts.”

“What you have shown me, and what we will show in the Bronx, is that working people in Kansas share the same values — the same values — as working people anywhere else,” she said.

It was a message that had carried Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, 28, to victory in New York last month and all but assured her election to Congress in a heavily Democratic district in Queens and the Bronx. And whether establishment politicians like it or not, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic socialist, is now rushing to transport her unapologetically left-wing message to other parts of the country.

On Friday she shared the energy with the 76-year-old Mr. Sanders, who came on stage after her to deafening cheers, telling the crowd, “Whether you live in Vermont or the Bronx or Kansas, we share common hopes and aspirations that are much greater than the superficial differences that may separate us.”

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