Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder said that the message of Democratic socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders is only taking the Democratic Party further to the left.

Speaking on "America's Newsroom" Monday, Yoder (R) said that focusing on the nation's strong economy as well as its national security will resonate with voters in his suburban district.

Ocasio-Cortez has been in the media spotlight since she won a House Democratic primary in New York against heavily-favored incumbent Joe Crowley.


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President Trump gave Yoder his "full and total" endorsement last week, praising his strong defense of border security and the Second Amendment. 

Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders teamed up over the weekend to campaign in Kansas, looking to unseat Yoder.

She appeared to have her political colors mixed up Friday, saying in a now-deleted video posted to Sanders' Twitter account that she, Sanders and congressional candidate Brent Welder would "flip this seat red in November."

"The people of Kansas were the tipping point for the future of this nation," Ocasio-Cortez also said Friday. "And today they are again."

Sanders also asked where President Trump's strength was "standing up to Putin," rather than showing it by "tearing children from their families."

"We want this fight," Yoder said, adding that the socialist wing of the Democratic Party won't appeal to middle-of-the-road voters.

In 2016, Yoder won the House vote in his district by 11 points, however, Hillary Clinton won the district by a single point.

"I think it's certainly a swing district," Yoder said. "We have a lot of independent-minded voters who are willing to vote Democrat or Republican."

Peace and prosperity, along with a booming economy, is a message that will appeal to undecided voters, Yoder added.

Watch the segment above.


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