Ocasio-Cortez win strikingly like a 1972 trailblazing one

Jun 29, 2018, 18:56
Ocasio-Cortez win strikingly like a 1972 trailblazing one

The 28-year-old left-winger has left Washington reeling after her shock defeat of Joe Crowley, a congressman since 1999 who was seeking renomination, in a Democratic primary in New York City.

Like Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley is a woman of color challenging an incumbent white male lawmaker. "She's a woman, she's got a new kind of energy". In the end, the perception of his long-abandoned moderation, which he'd hoped to parlay into a challenge to Pelosi for Minority Leader or Speaker, enraged the party's activists (who, unassuaged by his recent years of flawless NARAL ratings, blasted him for his 15-year-old anti-abortion votes), while his radical pandering may have kept the old-line Democratic voters at home.

She launched a campaign against him, a grassroots effort that made history when she won.

Sanders himself cheered Ocasio-Cortez's victory, saying Wednesday on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" that progressive ideals are winning and "happening all across the country".

The former Democratic presidential candidate said that increased support for Medicare for All was one of the ways in which "we did win the election". To which Ocasio-Cortez replied, "You know, the President is from Queens and with all due respect half of my district is from Queens". Edward M. Kennedy handling foreign affairs and immigration casework. Could the next time a US President visits the United Kingdom be Bernie Sanders (or a Sanders-ite) visiting Corbyn at Number 10? In a Reddit forum a year ago she described driving across the country with friends after the election. "We need to elect a corporate PAC-free caucus if we're going to get things done". "That tipped the scale for me". "At some point you say who is representing us and she decided she could", said Raul Fernandez. Jeremy would not have secured those leadership victories were it not for our unions, not to mention what our general election campaigns (or manifesto) would look like without them.

"I think he does understand the winds are changing, and he is moving with the wind", she said. "We have to stop questioning ourselves and just dive right in".

Crowley is the No. 4 House Democrat who was considered a potential successor to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

One was low turnout.

The heavily blue 14th District, where Democrats outnumber Repbulicans by a margin of six to one, gives Ocasio-Cortez a huge advantage in her showdown in November against Republican Anthony Pappas, who has yet to raise a single campaign dollar or even file the necessary paperwork to raise campaign funds, according to The New York Post.

"Is it time for new blood?"

Crowley didn't ignore the race - he spent $3.4 million - but he may have hurt himself by failing to show up for two out of three scheduled debates with Ocasio-Cortez.

Ethnicity might have also played a role.

Journalists noted that Crowley was just too white for his district, which is now 50 percent Latino - mostly American, non-immigrant, Peurto Ricans - and only 22 percent white.

"I was really motivated", said Daniel Puerto, 26, who immigrated to the US from Colombia. "I think people were really energized by Alexandria's victory last night and really excited about the prospect of our campaign and our campaign winning".

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