28-year-old socialist bartender causes big upset in United States primary election
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 28, 2018,
Jun 28, 2018, 7:08
In his one televised debate with Ocasio-Cortez, Crowley briefly went on the offensive, telling viewers that his opponent had once said that New Yorks gun laws didnt need to be applied in other states.
But all that wasn't enough to stop the 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists who previously organized for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Shed rallied at Standing Rock, the site of Native American protests against a natural gas pipeline that would cut through their North Dakota land.
One of the main things Fernandez remembers about Ocasio-Cortez at BU is her ability to listen. The district includes parts of Queens and the Bronx. Ocasio-Cortez was just too energetic for the Queens party boss - not even a 10 to 1 cash advantage and the bells-and-whistles of a 20 year incumbency couldn't stop her. "Oh my God. Oh my God".
Wide-eyed, she covers her mouth with her hands and appears to scream, "Oh, my God!" "I think it's a huge black eye that we received as a result of images that were shown around the world of children being pulled from parents". She's a former educator and community organizer.
Jesse Ferguson, a Democratic strategist and former spokesman for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, said candidates like Ocasio-Cortez draw a helpful contrast with President Donald Trump and his administration. But those plans were stopped by Ocasio-Cortez, who was powered by an upstart campaign based on being more progressive and more attuned to working-class needs.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shocking upset is the surest sign yet that the Democratic Party's future lies in its left flank-and in challenging capitalism head-on. "We've had the same representation for a generation". "You have given this country hope, you have given this country proof that when you knock on your neighbor's door, when you come to them with love, when you let them know that no matter your stance, you are there for them - that we can make change". "It is not to be viewed as something that stands for anything else". "(Laughter) Two out of three ain't bad".
Last night's shocker in NY is not confined to the district.
A millennial candidate has shaken up the US Democratic Party by defeating the incumbent congressman for his seat. "It looks like tuition-free public college, it looks like the exploration and expansion of federal student-loans forgiveness".
In Colorado, the seat for governor is open and Democratic Rep. Jared Polis will represent the party in November against Republican victor Walker Stapleton. He ran on a left-wing platform, including single-payer health care.
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He has also spoken out against President Trump's call to for a wall on the border with Mexico, and Trump's decision to end programs that protected some immigrants from deportation. Donovan ended up winning easily. Orrin Hatch. Romney beat lawmaker Mike Kennedy with almost 72 percent of the vote.