Ocasio-Cortez’s victory could be a sign of a generational divide among Democrats as younger voters push the party to the Left.
The experts were wrong.
The Democratic candidate also noted the diversity of her congressional district, and said that many Jewish and Muslim constituents had thanked her for the stance she took on Twitter. He would become the state’s first African-American governor if he beats Republican incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan this fall.
Crowley was expected to win the primary over Ocasio-Cortez, a former presidential campaign staffer for Vermont Sen.
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Ben Wikler, the Washington director of MoveOn, America’s largest independent online political group, said Ocasio-Cortez triggered an natural disaster.
Ocasio-Cortez got her first taste of professional politics while working for the late Senator Ted Kennedy on immigration casework and foreign affairs. Seventy percent of Ocasio-Cortez’s donations were under $200, compared to just 0.78 percent of Crowley’s.
Cleaver acknowledged he’s heard his name come up.
“She’s really had her mind and her heart set on improving the lives of people that live in communities like ours”, said Raul Fernandez, a BU professor who worked with Ocasio-Cortez when she was a student ambassador in the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground.
On Tuesday night, Sanders, also a democratic socialist, congratulated Ocasio-Cortez. A quick comparison of campaign finances hints at what Ocasio-Cortez means when she talks about Crowley’s priorities, and may also get to the heart of why 57.5 percent of New York’s 14th Congressional district voters, where the average income is $47,000, chose her.
Political analysts see her 15-percentage-point victory as the biggest political upset within a party since Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in 2014 to a little-known right-wing professor, Dave Brat.
Ocasio-Cortez will face Republican Anthony Pappas and Conservative Party candidate Elizabeth Perri in November.
Greenwald claimed Israel had shot “more than 1,000 peaceful, unarmed protesters in Gaza” as he formulated his question-MSNBC acknowledged numerous Palestinians at the border fence were armed and attempting to breach the security barrier-and read out a tweet quoting Ocasio-Cortez calling the violence a “massacre” perpetrated by the Israelis.
On CNN, Ocasio-Cortez spoke further about her opposition to ICE and the Trump administration’s immigration policy, under which she said secretive children’s detention centers are comparable to black sites run by the Central Intelligence Agency. “It is never too broken to fix”.
“Instead of bemoaning the moribund Democratic Party, progressives are increasingly moving to take it over”, vanden Heuvel wrote.
Kate Aronoff is a writing fellow at In These Times covering the politics of climate change, the White House transition and the resistance to Trump’s agenda.