28-year-old socialist upsets 10-term Congressman in NY Democratic primary


During his time in Congress, he was a serviceable mainstream Democrat.

There were no news cameras present when Elizabeth Holtzman did the unthinkable 46 years ago, beating Emanuel Celler in the Democratic primary for the congressional seat he held for a remarkable 50 years. "All the political pundits said it was impossible, he was going to win", Holtzman said.

Lopez-Pierre was first flagged by Twitter user Leo Greenberg, who recognized the volunteer as he stood behind Ocasio-Cortez while giving an interview to a local NY reporter. She's a 28-year-old former educator and Bernie Sanders organizer. But when she moved back home, she chose to shift focus.

"I think he does understand the winds are changing, and he is moving with the wind", she said. The 14th District, where Ocasio-Cortez was raised, is now about 50% Latino and over 80% nonwhite. She explained surge, saying, "Here's the big thing, polling - people try to identify who's the most likely person to turn out, and what we did is we changed who turns out". That wasn't an exaggeration.

Crowley blew off two debates with Ocasio-Cortez, earning him a scathing critique in the New York Times. Not a dollar came from corporate political action committees. "This is the beginning because the message that we sent the world tonight is that it's not OK to put donors before your community", Ms Ocasio-Cortez told her supporters.

Ocasio-Cortez grew up in a working class family in the Bronx. She built her movement through tireless organizing, and through her own intrinsic appeal.

She promoted education and literacy in the Bronx.


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"Sandy is brilliant-she is boldly curious and always present", he says. The Democratic Socialists of America backed her.

Bunkeddeko, meanwhile, has honed in on the fact that Clarke has not sponsored any legislation that has passed the House in the dozen years since she took office, telling Politico, "Honestly, with Rep. Clarke's zero track record of passing bills, it's hard to tell what she believes".

She also showed that these left-inspired ideas deserve a place in our policy discourse. You could nearly see the ground in our politics shifting.

Landing a major political upset, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now finds herself in a bid to become the next representative from NY, after defeating U.S. Rep. And the repercussions go beyond his now-absent spot in the House Democratic pecking order: given the already rampant talk of progressive insurgency in the Democratic Party, other powerful Democrats may soon be hearing footsteps. Candidates who are representatives in the truest sense of the word.

When thinking about Ocasio-Cortez and her time in Boston, Lukes considered the proverb: Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan. In an age of perpetual American distrust of entrenched politicians, these candidates each ran as outsiders in tune with their constituents' concerns and values.

Ocasio-Cortez also supports a federal $15 minimum wage as well as paid child and sick leave. "Alexandria may be the first socialist elected to Congress this cycle, but she won't be the last". "So let me reject that right now", Pelosi said. There are undoubtedly more Ocasio-Cortezes out there, in every district across the country, waiting to be heard. The victory stunned even her, as the video below illustrates. Cuomo's campaign has aggressively taken on Nixon, portraying her as an inexperienced celebrity, while the governor has moved further to the left, tracking his opponent's stances on loosening marijuana restrictions, eliminating cash bail and addressing chronic problems in New York City public housing.