Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Went From Bartender To History-Maker In Just Months

If Ocasio-Cortez wins the general election in the heavily blue district, she would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former organizer for Bernie Sanders, spoke Wednesday on the MSNBC "Morning Joe" show. "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", Ocasio-Cortez told her supporters.

Their imaginative kite and condom bombs lobbed onto Israeli farmland managed to cause millions of dollars of damage to crops and the environment, yet she said she was "compelled on moral grounds" to speak out in their favor, comparing the "protesters" to West Virginia teachers on strike.

"It may not be exactly the same", Richardson said. "So what we're really talking about is re-imagining immigration to be humane, and in a way that is transparent and accountable".

In Queens, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is challenging Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), who has served in the House since 1999 and who is widely considered as a possible next Speaker should Democrats take back the House.

Crowley, 56, now the powerful chairman of the House Democratic Caucus who was seen as a potential future House Speaker, was unseated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist who is nearly half his age. "And you know, in certain seats where it's appropriate, I think that a new leaf could actually mean a lot of opportunity for the party and future". He cited Amy McGrath, a former fighter pilot who beat the popular mayor of Lexington, Kentucky in the Democratic primary to challenge Rep. Andy Barr (R-Kentucky). "There's two ways to run a race, unopposed or scared".

"We can not take anything for granted this election year", she said.

Crowley, head of the Queens county Democratic party and the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, hadraised over $3m for his campaign, 10 times the amount raised by Ocasio-Cortez. "Are you going to be nicer to the president?"

In the wake of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shocking congressional primary win over a longtime incumbent in NY, people in Boston recalled her strong work ethic and dedication to helping people over the years.

"Most of her votes, her strongest support, was from areas that were not predominantly Hispanic", Romalewski said. "She just has this energy that's so motivated and ready just to work and make things happen", Vahedi says.

It was the first defeat of the primary season for a Democrat incumbent and strongly suggested lingering splits between the Democratic Party's pragmatic and more liberal wings might be widening in the early years of the Trump presidency.

"I wasn't born to a wealthy family or powerful family - mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx. I want her to be victorious".

If Ocasio-Cortez did turn out new voters, it wasn't reflected in the overall turnout in the district, which was just 12 percent, barely higher than the citywide average.

According to her campaign website, "c$3 limate change is the single biggest national security threat for the United States and the single biggest threat to worldwide industrialized civilization".

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

The Republican candidate for the office, Anthony Pappas, is running unopposed and had no primary.

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