Published: Sat, June 30, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Facing Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon looks to Ocasio-Cortez win for inspiration

Facing Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon looks to Ocasio-Cortez win for inspiration

"The message that we send the world tonight is that it's not OK to put donors before your community", Ocasio-Cortez said in her victory speech, CNN reported.

Nixon, the liberal activist and former "Sex and the City" star, faces two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York's September Democratic primary. "So that's where you see the Democratic Party moving, and I think that certainly doesn't bode well for them and their politics as they continue to move more to the socialist left".

You can also watch Colbert talk about Ocasio-Cortez in a monologue yesterday, before announcing that she'll be his guest.

Fresh off her upset victory over longtime Queens congressman Joseph Crowley in Tuesday's primary, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, giving America a chance to get to know a Democratic Socialist.

A card-carrying member of the Democratic Socialists of America, she helped organise for Mr Sanders before he was eventually defeated by Ms Clinton. Her "progressive" ideas included the abolition of ICE (the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement). And with all due respect, half of my district is from Queens. They point out that black and Latino voters make up a majority in the district; Oscasio-Cortez is Latina while Crowley is white.

"She is a non-traditional candidate running a non-traditional campaign, and we wanted her visual identity to reflect that, to be true to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez", said Arenas.

At least 5 dead in Annapolis newspaper shooting
Lindsay Walters, a White House spokeswoman, offered the Trump administration's "thoughts and prayers" to "all that are affected". Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he is grief-stricken, and urged members of the public to stay away from the area.

There are other differences.

"If you actually look at what they count as mass shootings, nearly none would be what most people would think of a mass shooting", added another.

While typical corporate-backed political campaigns have increasingly come to visually and semantically mirror their donor base, with sleek, disingenuous logos bearing more likeness to a pharma company or Wall Street firm, Ocasio-Cortez's eye-popping branding bucks convention.

"Cuomo says there's nothing to see here, but that's part of the problem", she said.

Khanna, who had endorsed both Crowley and Ocasio-Cortez, argued that the young candidate's victory underlined the need for the Democratic party to double-down on progressive values. It was serendipitous that the defining photograph of Ocasio-Cortez, which was supplied by her volunteer team, carried "the same feeling of hope, the upward gaze to the future, to the vision of positive change", says Starrett. I can understand that there may be some divisions. He also enjoys a big financial advantage, with more than $30 million in his campaign account compared to just $1.1 million raised by Nixon.

"There are several people who have died from this incident and several others who are injured", Annapolis County Executive Steve Schuh said at a press conference.

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