In case you haven’t seen, here’s the viral campaign ad from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that raised her profile. pic.twitter.com/dwnFFXW4TY
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 27, 2018
There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.
Courtesy of CNN:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district on Tuesday, CNN projects, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season.
An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even as Crowley — the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House — outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin.
This was the first time in 14 years a member of his own party has attempted to unseat Crowley, who chairs the Queens County
Democrats. His defeat marks a potential sea change in the broader sphere of liberal politics — a result with implications for Democrats 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.
“This is not an end, this is the beginning. 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,” Ocasio-Cortez told roaring supporters on Tuesday night.
Well, we knew the Democrats in this country were energized and ready for change, I guess I just did not realize how much change they were seeking.
Cortez is an unapologetic activist who is calling for the abolishing ICE and was a community organizer who worked on the Bernie Sanders campaign.
She could very well be the face of a changing Democratic party, and quite possibly the face of a changing America.
Her face when she learned that she won this primary is also the best thing ever.
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) June 27, 2018
Good luck Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Update: For some reason, Trump thinks this is all about him.
Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi’s place, just LOST his primary election. In other words, he’s out! That is a big one that nobody saw happening. Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2018
He might want to read a little more about Ocasio-Cortez.