Published: Thu, June 28, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez describes "astonishing" primary upset

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez describes

Wide-eyed, she covers her mouth with her hands and appears to scream, "Oh, my God!"

And though Ocasio-Cortez moved back to NY after college, she's not entirely shying away from MA politics. In April, a secret recording was leaked, of House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer telling progressive candidate Levi Tillemann, who was running in Colorado's Sixth District, that he should get out of the race to make room for Jason Crow, the candidate favored by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

She also said Ocasio-Cortez, "like many Democrats", is for "abortion on demand".

On her wish list are lots of things unlikely to pass a Congress held by either Republicans or centrist Democrats. Focussing on economic justice, Medicare for All, and the abolition of US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Ocasio-Cortez spent the final weekend of the campaign not ringing doorbells in her district but instead confronting ICE agents at a detention center on the Texas border. She stated that "from day one" Trump had committed "violations", also noting investigations into the president's former campaign. "So what we're really talking about is re-imagining immigration to be humane, and in a way that is transparent and accountable".

Ocasio-Cortez has been a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and organized for Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign.

Mr Crowley had not faced a challenger from his own party in 14 years in the mostly ethnic minority district, which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens in NY. "She just has energy about her that is so infectious", Vahedi said. "Her voice felt very true". "She is fighting for the working class". Maxine Waters. I think she's taking over'. She was awarded second place in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for a microbiology project and got an asteroid named after her. After his death, the family anxious it would lose its home to foreclosure.

Ocasio-Cortez specifically cited the Emoluments Clause, which restricts federal officials from receiving any sort of gifts from foreign governments while in office. Edward Kennedy's office, according to the Associated Press. She was still tending bar as recently as the spring of 2017. Each of these are to the left of where the mainstream Democratic party is at right now.

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"The GOP tax cut could have paid for two years of public college for everyone in this country", she told CBSN ahead of the election.

Maybe it depends on where you're standing, but when the results came in for the Democratic primary in New York's 14 Congressional District, I could feel the earth move-and I'm writing this from London. "That tipped the scale for me". Interviewed in Vogue on Monday, Ocasio-Cortez said of socialism: "There is no other force, there is no other party, there is no other real ideology out there right now that is asserting the minimum elements necessary to lead a dignified American life". "And that is part of the structure of this agency", she said.

"This race is about people versus money", Ocasio-Cortez said.

"We actually want to govern where the Republicans just want to create chaos", Mr. Gallego said.

Crowley, who is twice Ocasio-Cortez's age, is the No. 4 Democrat in the House of Representatives and had been favoured to ascend to the speaker's lectern if Democrats retook the lower chamber this fall. Jonathan Lewis lost to Rep. Eliot Engel with 16.5 percent of the vote.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez posted on Twitter after Ms Gillibrand's endorsement that the NY senator "didn't even bother to talk to nor consider me before endorsing". He was beaten by underfunded challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former Bernie Sanders organizer who caught fire with the party's left wing - Sanders was quick to congratulate her. California Democrat Ro Khanna did endorse her-and her opponent!

Ethnicity might have also played a role.

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