New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a rising star in the Democratic Party.

But why is the 28-year-old political newcomer's Democratic socialist agenda resonating?

Daily Caller associate editor Virginia Kruta wanted to see what all the fuss was about, so she attended an event in St. Louis where Ocasio-Cortez stumped for fellow progressive candidate Cori Bush.

On "Fox & Friends," Kruta said that Ocasio-Cortez and Bush spoke about the things that everyone wants, particularly parents.

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"They talk about education for your kids, health care for your kids, the things that you want," Kruta said. "And if you're not really paying attention to how they're going to pay for it ... it's easy to fall into that trap."

She said that she could see how people hearing about Democratic socialist policies could think "my kids deserve this" or "maybe the government should be responsible for helping me with that."

As a conservative at the rally, Kruta said she felt "uncomfortable" by the anger expressed by many attendees.

"It seems like so much effort to be angry about everything, instead of to focus on what you can do to change it," Kruta said.

Watch more from "Fox & Friends" above.

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