What the New York primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez means

What the New York primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez means

What the New York primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez means

So it's no anomaly that Ocasio-Cortez, a Latina woman, and Ben Jealous, an African American man, are carrying the torch into high-profile general elections.

"If a Democrat in this district can't champion those policies, where can they?" he said.

Ocasio-Cortez, who would be the youngest member of Congress if she, as expected, wins in November, is a former organiser for Bernie Sanders and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Experts say she may be a novice, but she ran a spirited campaign against an opponent who took the campaign for granted, especially considering she was outspent 18 to 1.

"I wouldn't look into this that this is a progressives versus moderates, or a political newcomer versus a long-term incumbent", she told reporters.

Back in 1972, Holtzman was just 30 years old, a member of the state Democratic Committee.

Born in the Bronx to a mother from Puerto Rico and a father who died in 2008, Ocasio-Cortez said she made a decision to challenge Crowley to push a more progressive stance on economic and other issues. There have been eyes on Ocasio-Cortez's campaign from the time she announced her candidacy past year, and along the way, she secured major endorsements from the likes of MoveOn and Cynthia Nixon, who's running for governor in NY.

"Women like me aren't supposed to run for office", she said in the viral video. "I wasn't born to wealthy and powerful family".

Since Ocasio-Cortez won in one district, a very diverse and progressive NY district, McEnany's remark made little sense.

Democratic leaders carefully parted ways with her on Wednesday on her support for Medicare for all, and the elimination of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She is fighting for immigrants.


Holtzman is offering two pieces of what she calls "common sense" advice: First, Ocasio-Cortez needs to develop a deep appreciation for the city's pizza because she'll be eating a lot on the go.

"It gets the themes right, it's shot beautifully", said David Birdshell, of Baruch College. She added that she does not take money from luxury real estate developers to avoid conflicts of interest.

Ocasio-Cortez unseated the No. 4 House Democrat, Rep. Joe Crowley (N.Y.), in Tuesday's primary for New York's 14th District, rallying the community behind her with progressive messaging. "Vote her next, Massachusetts'". "There's something that people see in her specifically".

During her campaign, she criticised Mr Crowley on his ties to Wall Street and accused him of being out of touch with his increasingly diverse constituents.

Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont whose presidential campaign excited the progressive base, touted Ocasio-Cortez's victory as step forward for the progressive movement.

Ocasio-Cortez is not the only young up-and-comer shaking up the Democratic party in New York City and across the country. Joseph Crowley in the House Democratic primary for District 14.

Lopez-Pierre admits he has never spoken to Ocasio-Cortez.

Despite being a heavy favorite, Ocasio-Cortez seemed to have spooked Crowley in recent weeks. Tillemann ended up losing his primary to Crow, but the real lesson for Democrats is in NY.

When thinking about Ocasio-Cortez and her time in Boston, Lukes considered the proverb: Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan.

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