Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upsets Joe Crowley in NY congressional primary

BREAKING: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old socialist, topples powerful incumbent Joe Crowley

BREAKING: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old socialist, topples powerful incumbent Joe Crowley

As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. "I believe she would do it but so soon - it was shocking". "Our party is a big tent, our districts are very different, one from the other", she said.

Struggling for words, the politician who won nearly 60 per cent of the vote, said: "I can not believe these numbers right now, but I do know that every person here worked there butt off to change the future of the Bronx and Queens".

Liberal Democrats on Wednesday said a string of victories in USA nominating contests, notably the surprise toppling of powerful congressman Joseph Crowley in NY, proved the party must embrace progressive priorities or face defeat.

City Councilor at-large Ayanna Pressley tweeted a photo of the pair after the results were in, congratulating her on the victory.

She also noted that the Democratic party has "an array of genders, generations, geography and the rest, opinion, in our caucus and we're very proud of that".

"So many people would talk about Sandy and how great she was", she said.

Despite the hype, Crowley, who represented New York's 14th district, was widely considered a heavy favorite in the race. She essentially declared the yet-to-be-launched Ocasio-Cortez campaign an impossibility. "That's what I did my first year".

Blanca discussed how the family struggled to make ends meet and explained her daughter's appeal as a candidate.

But when you're thinking about what took place in her district, and the extreme marginalization of her voice and a presence as a candidate in that race, right, he would say things like he knew what his district needed. Greenwald opened the discussion referring to "peaceful, unarmed protesters" killed on the Gaza-Israel border in the mid-May protests, although Israel and Hamas both note that 50 of the 62 killed were members of Hamas- categorized by Western governments as a terrorist organization- and were attempting to breach the border.




Ocasio-Cortez, an activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even as Crowley - the fourth-ranked Democrat in the House - outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin. "They made a choice in one district". "It's to say that no individual's civil rights are to be violated". Edward Kennedy's office, according to the Associated Press.

For example, she held back during Elmore's weekly forums to hear others speak before sharing her views, Fernandez remembers. In her early 20s, she started a book publishing company to paint her hometown in a different light and she promoted education and literacy in the borough. Yet she cautioned against reading too much into the race as a sign of the direction of Democratic voters. I felt the absence of the incumbent.

"I think the lesson for 2020 is that will bring people out to the polls", he said.

She ran on a progressive platform. "We need somebody fierce like that - a woman", Bronx voter Marcy White said.

She led a boldly progressive campaign, supporting universal healthcare, tuition-free college and criminal justice reform.

"It was really grassroots organizing", she told Grymes.

Since the defeat of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, progressives in the Democratic party - and outside it - have warned that this kind of complacency would hurt the party in the long run. We look at that entire legislative history with shame.

"What we're really talking about is reimagining immigration to be humane in a way that is transparent and accountable".

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