RT @natemcdermott: That about sums it up *Also her name is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez **Also—again—this is how big a deal it is, she spent a… at— Teddy (@teddy_montoya) June 27, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, a Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in NY's 14th congressional district, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season. Ocasio-Cortez, an activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even as Crowley -- the fourth-ranked Dem in the House -- outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin. This was the first time in 14 years a Dem has attempted to unseat Crowley, who chairs the Queens County Democrats. His defeat marks a potential sea change in party politics -- a result with implications for Dems nationwide that would recall, as optimistic progressives routinely noted during the campaign, former GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss to the insurgent, tea party-backed Dave Brat in June 2014.
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