Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Stunned the Political World

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Stunned the Political World

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a top Democrat who has a political action committee created to support women candidates, endorsed her opponent Mr Crowley.

Crowley has been in the House of Representatives for close to 20 years. It was a long shot, but it was at least a way to build a political movement.

"The message that we sent the world tonight is that it's not okay to put donors before your community", she said to supporters at her victory rally in the Bronx.

Kenneth Elmore (Wheelock'87), associate provost and dean of students, recalls meeting Ocasio-Cortez-"I knew her as Sandy"-when another student brought her to one of his weekly Coffee & Conversation forums. Excited to have spent it with @Ocasio2018 celebrating her historic win". The fact that in a very progressive district in NY, it went more progressive than - Joe Crowley is a progressive, but more she's left than Joe Crowley, is about that district. Republican reaction to Ocasio-Cortezs win was mostly about Crowleys defeat and how his partys establishment had lost to a self-described socialist.

Ocasio-Cortez's victory may encourage other Democrats in left-leaning areas to take a more assertively progressive policy stance. Her win is probably the year's biggest USA election upset.

There are still 341 women in the running in the House of Representatives - a record high, according to the latest data from the Center for Women and American Politics. She also wants to abolish ICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - the Homeland Security division that enforces u.s. immigration laws. And, her victory continues a string of breathtaking success for women in Democratic primaries. They include tuition-free public college, a $15 federal minimum wage, an expansion of the Medicare program to include people of all ages, a universal jobs guarantee and abolishing the country's immigration law enforcement agency.

But Ocasio-Cortez instead framed her campaign as a return to the party's roots. Bernie Sanders in 2016.

In a statement, Crowley said he would support Ocasio-Cortez in the general election.

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"They should be afraid, they should be angry", Cuomo said. It's early, but the win could be viewed as a potential victory for NY restaurant workers, who routinely endure long hours, low pay, high-cost health care, and insanely high rent.

He worked closely with the Indian-Americans to advance their cause, including advocating for including Sikhs in the US Army. Together, they will Make America Weak Again!

In New York, Ocasio-Cortez cast Crowley as an elitist out of touch with the community. In Maryland, Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP, won the Democratic primary for governor against the Prince George's county executive, Rushern Baker.

"I'm proud to be a Democrat, I was raised in a Democratic family with Democratic values", Ocasio-Cortez said.

The endgame for Maxwell was overturning the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, which allowed corporations to spend unlimited amounts supporting any candidate they want to see in office.

Sitting member Dan Donovan easily fended off a challenge from his predecessor Michael Grimm, a convicted felon who argued Donovan has been insuffficiently loyal to President Trump.

Crowley was expected to win the primary over Ocasio-Cortez, a former presidential campaign staffer for Vermont Sen.

Four months before her BU graduation, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke at the University's Martin Luther King Day commemoration about her generation, addressing the topic, "How can we be great?"