BU Grad Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unseats 10-Term Incumbent


Ocasio-Cortez ran at Crowley from the left, and is unlikely to support real Congressional reform or to help drain the swamp, but she has an interesting personal story that underscores how the Queens machine operates - through corruption, cronyism and nepotism in the local courts.

"What we're basically saying is that the structure of ICE - in a similar manner as the structure of the Patriot Act - is kind of built on a scaffolding of questionable civil liberties infringement and abuse", she said. She then said: "We meet a machine with a movement, and that is what we have done today", she said, barely containing her enthusiasm.

Political analysts see her 15 percentage point victory as the biggest political upset since Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in 2014 to a little-known right-wing professor, Dave Brat. Speaking to supporters after the poll results were announced, she said, "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". He said the two races were "apples and oranges".

Amidst a month of demoralizing images of children torn from their parents and stories of borders closed to Muslims from certain countries, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's election in New York's 14th congressional district provided a timely source of inspiration.

Ocasio-Cortez (CAS'11) is nearly certain to win the seat this November in the heavily Democratic 14th District after defeating Rep. Joseph Crowley.

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Conventional wisdom said superdelegates-who exerted undemocratic powerover the selection of the party's presidential nominee in 2016-couldn't be stopped from putting the establishment's thumbs on the scale again. "You're talking about a district that's probably in the top 5% of the most liberal districts in the country".

"I would support impeachment", she told CNN. "She just has this energy that's so motivated and ready just to work and make things happen", Vahedi says.

Cuomo's reported comments came a day after incumbent Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old who has never held elected office. Her success is reviving criticism that House Democratic leaders are out of step with their party as it moves further to the left. Even so, it would be easy to read too much into her upset victory in a firmly progressive congressional district that is carved out of parts of the Bronx and Queens - and almost half Hispanic.

Ocasio-Cortez has consistently hit Crowley for not accurately representing the district.

"I wasn't born to a wealthy family or powerful family - mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx". "Through frequent conversations with her, it didn't take long for me to agree".

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Ocasio-Cortez grew up in the Bronx and studied economics and global relations at Boston University.

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

Trump got more good news elsewhere in New York City as Grimm failed in his political comeback attempt at the hands of the Trump-backed incumbent Donovan. "We need somebody fierce like that - a woman", Bronx voter Marcy White said.

KELSEY SNELL, BYLINE: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knew from the start that her campaign to unseat the fourth-highest-ranking Democrat in the House was disruptive.

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