Born in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez said she made a decision to challenge Crowley to push a more progressive stance on economic and other issues. His defeat marks a potential sea change in party politics - a result with implications for Democrats nationwide that would recall, as optimistic progressives routinely noted during the campaign, former GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss to the insurgent, tea party-backed Dave Brat in June 2014.
Pelosi, who is under pressure to step aside and pave the way for a new generation, insisted that the victory for the left wing of the party was not representative of a wider trend. Only about 12 percent voted. Jonathan Lewis lost to Rep. Eliot Engel with 16.5 percent of the vote. In April, a secret recording was leaked, of House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer telling progressive candidate Levi Tillemann, who was running in Colorado's Sixth District, that he should get out of the race to make room for Jason Crow, the candidate favored by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
He said that he did direct friends to donate to her campaign, and volunteered for her for eight hours but "purposefully did not tweet until the media couldn't do anything about it". "And I think I was primarily compelled on moral grounds, because I can only imagine if 60 people were shot and killed in Ferguson, or if 60 people were shot in killed in the West Virginia teacher strikes", Ocasio-Cortez said, referring to civil rights and labor rights protests held in the United States in recent years. The 56-year-old.
He said: "She took on the entire local Democratic establishment in her district and won a very strong victory".
Patel, the primary challenger to Maloney, rode a similar wave of anti-establishment fervor the day of the primary.
In the run-up to Tuesday's election, Ocasio-Cortez, the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and a father from the South Bronx, said, "What I want the party and people all over the country to know is that my campaign represents authentic, accountable racial and social justice". "But the old rules about what's possible have been proven wrong, and we're delighted".
Her first love as a child was science, not politics. In April, Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, told lobbyists at the American Bankers Association that when he served as a congressman, he simply refused to meet with anyone who hadn't contributed financially to his election.
Ocasio-Cortez faces St. John's professor Anthony Pappas (R) in November. When she breezes to victory over token Republican opposition in November, she will be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez agreed that lawmakers "absolutely do need" to secure borders and ensure "people are safe in passage", but that ICE should not be a part of that. Ocasio-Cortez and Patel argued in favor of policies such as abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bunkeddeko called for bringing more federal dollars to Brooklyn, specifically related to federal housing.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez scored an improbable primary win over high-ranking Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), and CNN's Poppy Harlow demanded answers. The voters who put them in power over Big Money candidates won't punish them for voting against Wall Street, Silicon Valley or private prisons.
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