'Abolish ICE' Socialist Newcomer Stuns Top Democrat with Primary Upset

Rep. Joe Crowley upset in stunning NY Democratic primary loss

Rep. Joe Crowley upset in stunning NY Democratic primary loss

"It doesn't take a hundred years to do this, it takes political courage".

Trump got just 20 percent of the vote in the district, which contains parts of Queens and the Bronx. It sounded like a insane idea, but she said yes because Crowley hadn't faced a primary opponent in 14 years.

"I was excited for her and I felt obviously a real bond there", Holtzman said.

Maybe it depends on where you're standing, but when the results came in for the Democratic primary in New York's 14 Congressional District, I could feel the earth move-and I'm writing this from London. You don't get to be the Democrat who sells out the working class in the name of a mythical idea of moderation that only serves those with money and power. 'Her own party was talking about censure. She stated that "from day one" Trump had committed "violations", also noting investigations into the president's former campaign.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez is now one of 130 women who have won primary elections for US House seats, 80 percent of who are Democrats.

She studied at Boston University, receiving degrees in economics and worldwide relations, and said she is still paying off her student loans.

Ocasio-Cortez, however, has an important trick up her sleeve: she understands and connects with the constituents she is running to represent. She is just 28 years old.

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

Ocasio-Cortez responded by urging support for Pressley.

One of the many new female faces joining U.S. politics this year, Ms Ocasio-Cortez is a Bronx-born Latina, a community organiser and educator from a working-class background.

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They played drums and gongs and two relatives held fishing nets as a symbolic way to fish out lost spirits from the cave. By Monday evening, officials made the call to temporarily pull out. "I am waiting for you here", one woman cried.

"I wasn't born to a wealthy or powerful family", she says in a campaign video that went viral during the campaign. She has never before held political office and ran much of her campaign while working as a bartender at Flats Fix in Union Square. She championed expanding Medicare for everyone, tuition-free college, criminal justice reform and ending private prisons. She is fighting for immigrants.

Ocasio-Cortez inspired passionate support among grassroots progressives, especially younger ones and those online, and she attracted favorable media coverage from left-leaning national outlets.

"Congress is too old", she told a reporter from the website Elite Daily. But after 20 years of the same representation, we have to ask: "who has NY been changing for?" she asks in a promotional video for her campaign.

Voters in her district responded by giving her almost 60% of their vote, despite the mainstream news ignoring her and her opponent outspending her 18 to 1. "There's a radical empathy that she has with people".

The majority of Ocasio-Cortez's campaign donations were less than $200 each, according to the nonprofit opensecrets.org, and she touted that she took no money from Corporate PACs.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, a Boston University alumna, knocked off Joe Crowley, the No. 4 House Democrat, in Tuesday's primary.

The self-described "Democratic socialist" who ousted a 10-term, NY congressman in a Democratic primary has a strong connection to a MA progressive also facing off against an incumbent. "It is a different district, and ultimately people want to be represented by someone who looks more like them".

What's next for Ocasio-Cortez?

In Maryland, former NAACP President Ben Jealous won the Democratic primary for governor.

Recently, roughly 200 Democratic lawmakers were before a federal judge this month, arguing the hotel and Trump Tower in NY serve as emoluments violations.

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