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    High-ranking House Democrat, defeated in primary upset by newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-

    High-ranking House Democrat, defeated in primary upset by newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Rep. Joe Crowley defeated in Democratic primary upset by newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez



    By Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News


    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, left, pulled off the shock of Tuesday's primaries by defeating 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley (Campaign photo/AP)


    Rep. Joe Crowley, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus who was thought by some to be a future Speaker of the House, suffered a shocking primary defeat in New York's 14th House District Tuesday.

    With 88 percent of precincts reporting, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- who has never held elected office -- led Crowley by more than 3,600 votes.


    Ocasio-Cortez, a Bernie Sanders supporter who has called for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), had gained the endorsement of several left-wing groups, including MoveOn and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    @Ocasio2018

    1h

    Replying to @Ocasio2018
    Today I saw people voting that are almost never seen in an off-year midterm primary.

    Just now, as I’m typing this with 8 minutes left, two young men of color, 20 years old, just walked up to me and said they just voted.

    2 yrs ago, the “experts” told me not to bother with them.



    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    @Ocasio2018


    But I knew that in refusing to engage with non-voters, we were churning a cycle of neglect and cynicism.

    So I reached out. And we have been embraced. We have built power. We have organized.

    What we have built is permanent. No. Matter. What.

    6:00 PM - Jun 26, 2018



    "We have built power. We have organized," Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter as the polls closed. "What we have built is permanent. No. Matter. What."

    Soon after The Associated Press called the race, the New York City branch of the DSA tweeted congratulations to Ocasio-Cortez, saying that her victory proved "that working class people are hungry for a voice in politics."

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    New York City DSA @nycDSA


    Congrats on the win, @Ocasio2018. The number of votes cast tonight—in what has been the lowest turnout district in the country under Rep. Crowley—proves that working class people are hungry for a voice in politics.

    7:00 PM - Jun 26, 2018



    In a statement, Crowley congratulated Ocasio-Cortez on her victory and said he looked forward to supporting her against Republican Anthony Pappas in November.

    "The Trump administration is a threat to everything we stand for here in Queens and the Bronx, and if we don't win back the House this November, we will lose the nation we love," Crowley said. "This is why we must come together. We will only be able to stop Donald Trump and the Republican Congress by working together, as a united Democratic Party."

    Joe Crowley

    @JoeCrowleyNY

    I want to congratulate @Ocasio2018. I look forward to supporting her and all Democrats this November. The Trump administration is a threat to everything we stand for here in Queens and the Bronx, and if we don't win back the House this November, we will lose the nation we love.

    7:20 PM - Jun 26, 2018



    The National Republican Campaign Committee celebrated the defeat of "poor Joe Crowley."

    "House Democrats, hoping for a post-Pelsoi era, are now left leaderless," NRCC spokesman Matt Gorman said. "The only person happier tonight than Nancy Pelosi is the NRCC."


    President Trump also reveled in the downfall of the man he called "Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley"

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump


    Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi’s place, just LOST his primary election. In other words, he’s out! That is a big one that nobody saw happening. Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!

    7:18 PM - Jun 26, 2018



    "That is a big one that nobody saw happening," Trump said of Crowley's defeat. "Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!"

    Crowley, the fourth-ranked House Democrat and a ten-term incumbent, was viewed by many observers as the one person a broad enough support base to potentially succeed House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi or House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer. His defeat leaves a large gap in the House Democratic leadership and ensures that Pelosi and Hoyer will be able to remain in their posts, if they choose to do so.

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    Trump celebrating the win of someone who wants to abolish ICE?

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    Moved to general Discussion. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an open border activist. There are several twitter videos at the link that this platform does not support. Watch there.

    Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the millennial, socialist political novice who beat her establishment Democratic rival in a huge electoral upset

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    Scott Heins/GettyA 28-year-old political newcomer beat a veteran politician in New York's Democratic Party congressional primary election Tuesday night in a shocking upset within the Democratic Party.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won 57.5% of the vote, while her opponent, Joe Crowley, had 42.5%. Crowley has represented New York's 14th District since 1999 and had been touted as a potential future House speaker.

    Ocasio-Cortez's victory represents a major upset within the Democratic Party, which has seen a schism between establishment and progressive Democrats since the 2016 election.

    Less than a year ago, Ocasio-Cortez was working as a bartender to help support her working-class family. This November, she will take on the Republican Anthony Pappas for a seat in the US House of Representatives. A Democrat has won that district by a landslide in the past nine elections.

    Scroll down to learn more about her.


    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx to a working-class family. Her mom is Puerto Rican and her dad is a Bronx native.


    Scott Heins/Getty
    "Women like me aren't supposed to run for office," she said in a recent campaign ad. "I wasn't born to a wealthy or powerful family."
    Source: Ocasio 2018



    Her parents were disappointed in their local schooling system, so her extended family helped fund a move to a better school district.



    Scott Heins/Getty
    Shuttling between New York's poorest borough in Bronx, where her extended family lived, and more affluent boroughs was her first experience of income inequality, she toldThe Intercept.



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    She went to Boston University, where she studied economics and international relations. After graduation she took up bartending and waitressing jobs to supplement her mother's income as a housecleaner and bus driver.



    Boston University Questrom School of Management/Facebook
    Source: The Intercept



    Less than one year ago she was still working as a bartender in New York.



    Jeff Stein
    @JStein_WaPo


    This photo is from Nov. 14, 2017. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, was then working as a bartender.

    Less than a year later, she defeated the likely next Speaker of the House, and will almost certainly be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress
    9:00 PM - Jun 26, 2018



    You can see her in this promotional photo for Flats Fix, a taqueria in Union Square, Manhattan.



    Dave Weigel
    @daveweigel


    One year ago, @Ocasio2018 was working at a craft cocktail bar in Manhattan -- their website still has an image of her mixing drinks. From the bar, to destroying the Queens Democratic machine, in one year.
    10:38 PM - Jun 26, 2018



    This was Ocasio-Cortez's first run for office, but she had experience in politics. In college she worked for Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts on immigration issues, and she was an organizer for Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign.



    Natalie Behring/The Columbian via AP
    Source: The New York Times



    Sanders congratulated her Tuesday night. "She took on the entire local Democratic establishment in her district and won a very strong victory," he said in a statement. "She demonstrated once again what progressive grassroots politics can do."



    Rogelio V. Solis/AP Images
    Source: The Hill



    Her campaign centered on a progressive platform advocating Medicare for everyone, a universal jobs guarantee, and immigration and criminal-justice reform.



    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 2018
    Source: Vox, Ocasio 2018


    Here's her platform in full.



    Jeff Stein
    @JStein_WaPo

    This was @Ocasio2018's platform, taken from her office in Elmhurst, Queens --->
    8:42 PM - Jun 26, 2018

    She has been particularly outspoken against President Donald Trump and his immigration policies, having amped up calls to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement following the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy of criminally prosecuting all adults who illegally cross into the US.


    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    @Ocasio2018

    Trump’s immigration agenda:

    Step 1: Criminalize everyone, documented + undocumented

    Step 2: Use that as justification for human rights violations#AbolishICE
    clio
    @cliomiso


    trump admin now looking into punishing legal immigrants for using Medicaid, food stamps, or TAX CREDITS https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...idterms-652246




    4:06 PM - Jun 18, 2018



    Early this week she traveled to the US-Mexico border to directly confront border officers outside a center for detaining children.


    Joe Raedle/Getty


    "These are human-rights abuses," you can hear her shout to border guards in the video below.





    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    @Ocasio2018


    The child detention camps are here - I confronted the border officers myself.

    Using their names, I told them exactly what they are responsible for.

    One of them made eye contact with me.
    I spoke directly to him.
    I saw his sense of guilt.
    We can dismantle this.#AbolishICE
    12:53 PM - Jun 24, 2018


    She ran a low-budget campaign, raising about $200,000 mainly through small contributions. Her campaign video, which went viral, was homemade: She wrote the script herself, shot in her local bodega, and had her family and volunteers help out.


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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    @Ocasio2018

    One great thing about our campaign video: not a single consultant was involved.

    I wrote the script. My family is the closing shot. That’s my actual bodega.

    Detroit DSAers @means_tv worked with our team to film and tell the story.

    Volunteers coordinated the shoot.
    11:45 AM - May 30, 2018
    Take a look at her campaign video:





    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    @Ocasio2018

    It's time for a New York that works for all of us.

    On June 26th, we can make it happen - but only if we have the #CourageToChange.

    It's time to get to work. Please retweet this video and sign up to knock doors + more at http://Ocasio2018.com to bring our movement to Congress.
    7:01 AM - May 30, 2018


    Crowley collected $3 million for his campaign. He hadn't had to contest a primary for the past 14 years.




    J. Scott Applewhite/AP
    "This race is about people versus money," Ocasio-Cortez said in her campaign video. "We've got people. They've got money."
    Source: Ocasio 2018



    Ocasio-Cortez also has the support of Cynthia Nixon, who has engaged in a primary challenge with New York's Democratic governor in this year's election. "Alexandria and I are joining together to take on the old boys' club," Nixon said.



    Scott Heins/Getty
    "She represents the future of the Democratic Party," Nixon, in blue in the photo above, said on Monday, according to Politico.
    "Alexandria and I are joining together to take on the old boys' club, rejecting corporate money and run people-powered campaigns that envision a progressive New York that serves the many, not just the few who can afford to buy influence."
    Source: Politico



    Her win has been perceived as a major upset within the Democratic Party, which has seen a schism between establishment and progressive Democrats — as was demonstrated by Hillary Clinton's and Bernie Sanders' presidential campaigns in 2016.



    REUTERS/Jim Young


    The New York Times called her a "Democratic Giant Slayer," while the New York Post screamed: "Red Alert!"


    View image on Twitter


    Trump has celebrated Crowley's loss in Tuesday's primary, though he appeared to attribute the result to himself. "Perhaps he should have been nicer, more respectful, to his President!" he tweeted.


    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump

    Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi’s place, just LOST his primary election. In other words, he’s out! That is a big one that nobody saw happening. Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!
    9:18 PM - Jun 26, 2018

    Crowley conceded defeat, even dedicating a guitar performance to his opponent on Tuesday night. The song? "Born to Run."





    J. David Goodman
    @jdavidgoodman


    Now @JoeCrowleyNY is playing guitar. He dedicated the first song to @Ocasio2018 — “Born to Run”
    @
    9:16 PM - Jun 26, 2018


    "We beat a machine with a movement," she told supporters. If she wins the election, she is likely to be the youngest woman ever elected to the US House of Representatives.



    Scott Heins/Getty




    SEE ALSO: Rep. Joseph Crowley loses New York primary for 11th term to political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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    "Less than a year ago, Ocasio-Cortez was working as a bartender to help support her working-class family"

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    Sure...this is who the Democrat socialists want running policy in our country!

    She will advocate for 2 billion people on the planet to come here for FREE Medicaid and a 4 year college degree while mixing up margarita's...LOL!!!

    Heaven helps us all




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    On June 28, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez told CNN she would support the impeachment of President Trump, saying "I would support impeachment" and "I think that, you know, we have the grounds to do it."[44][45]
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    NRA leaders are terrified of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, issue bizarre, fear-mongering battle cry
    www.nydailynews.com/.../ny-pol-nra-primary-socialist-ocasio-cortez-20180627-story...
    22 hours ago - NRA mounts fear-mongering campaign against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after her surprise primary win.
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    Ocasio-Cortez will face Anthony Pappas, the Republican candidate, in the November general election.
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    If Ocasio-Cortez, now 28, were to win in November ― as she is predicted to do in that very liberal district ― she would be the youngest woman elected to Congress.
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    Does Ocasio-Cortez KNOW why working class people cannot afford to pay their own bills and she had to make drinks to help them?

    BECAUSE we are forced to pay for the freeloaders, illegal aliens, non-citizens and all the FREE stuff for people who do not work and have not earned it!!!
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    She attended and graduated from Boston University, tuition costs are $52,000 a year, with total attendance costs of over $70,000 a year including room, board, books and fees. She has a BA in economics and international relations. She's Puerto Rican, mother is from Puerto Rico.
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