BU Grad Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unseats 10-Term Incumbent

3 young progressives look to topple longtime incumbents in New York’s Tuesday primaries

The 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez's win against the heavily funded 56-year-old chairman of the House Democratic Caucus - who was widely rumored to be a front-runner in succeeding House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) - is the latest dramatic shift in the party's leftward trajectory.

"A Democrat who takes corporate money, profits off foreclosure, doesn't live here, doesn't send his kids to our schools, doesn't drink our water or breathe our air can not possibly represent us", Ocasio-Cortez says as the video shows her riding the subway, speaking at a local event, and walking through the district.

She was a volunteer in Senator Bernie Sanders' 2016 Presidential campaign. "She demonstrated once again what progressive grassroots politics can do".

Ocasio-Cortez, a Hispanic who was a campaign organizer for Sen.

Today, she ousted 10-term incumbent Rep Joe Crowley. Since it was his first primary challenge since 2004, some analysts likened this election to a boxing match of a fighter who had not entered the ring for a very long time.

Supporters in her district said that's what they were looking for when they picked her over U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, a senior member of the Democratic leadership in the House and a longtime party boss in Queens.

Ocasio-Cortez ran on a strong left-wing platform, including support for universal health care and a federal guarantee of jobs. "So what we're really talking about is re-imagining immigration to be humane, and in a way that is transparent and accountable". She is a Democratic socialist named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Trailing by 36 points in the polls just 3 weeks before the primaries, Ocasio-Cortez didn't just shore up the gap, she obliterated it.

"Well", she said, "you know the president is from Queens, and with all due respect, half of my district is from Queens".

Senegal eliminated from World Cup over yellow cards
There's also a chance Ireland could qualify for the next World Cup and end up falling at the first hurdle too. All eyes will be on Senegal on Thursday afternoon, when they face high-flying Colombia .

She received some endorsements from national groups including Black Lives Caucus, MoveOn and Democratic Socialists of America.

Following Ms Ocasio-Cortez's win, dictionary Merriam-Webster tweeted that socialism emerged as their top search item.

Since Ocasio-Cortez won in one district, a very diverse and progressive NY district, McEnany's remark made little sense. He also enjoys a big financial advantage, with more than $30 million in his campaign account compared to just $1.1 million raised by Nixon.

Critics of the Democratic establishment say this is precisely the strain of dismissiveness that has stoked disenchantment among the party's base.

"This is the second primary debate in which Mr. Crowley was a no-show", according to a scathing New York Times editorial published last week.

"Sandy's friend introduced her as 'the smartest person I know, '" Elmore says.

Ocasio-Cortez has said she'd support the impeachment of President Donald Trump, noting that the president's unwillingness to separate himself from his family's business affairs amounted to "serious grounds in violations of the emoluments clause from day one", as Politico wrote.

Greer noted the big differences between Ocasio-Cortez's race and the gubernatorial primary, and said Cuomo's move to the left shows he recognizes the risk of a progressive insurgency, even if he won't admit it.

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