This is what happens when you become complacent…Democrat leader Joe Crowley had not faced a challenger from his own party in 14 years until Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came along…She was a bartender a year ago….
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. pic.twitter.com/XvmDYxAXG4
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 27, 2018
She ran a low-budget campaign and was outspent by an 18-1 margin. She won the endorsement of some influential groups on the party’s left, including MoveOn, and has been a community organizer in the Bronx.
Bernie Supporter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a seasoned 11 term Democrat tonight to bring on an even m0re radical move to the left. Ocasio-Cortez campaigned on abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and pushing the Medicare-for-all bill carried by Bernie Sanders. She’s also a supporter of Black Lives Matter. Is she a fringe candidate or the future of the new and more radical wing of the Democrat party?
Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx and attended Boston University.
She worked on Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential bid, and PACs linked to Sanders’ bid supported Ocasio-Cortez, including Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats. She was endorsed by Our Revolution, Democracy for America and the New York City Democratic Socialists of America.
The district Ocasio-Cortez would represent is made up of 40% Latinos and includes the Bronx and Queens.
This marks a shift in the Democrat party and it’s not a good one. Socialism is creeping into our political system via candidates like Ocasio-Cortez. Let’s hope that the people won’t vote for a far left anti-ICE candidate.