Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants Ayanna Pressley To Be The Next Triumphant Underdog
Jun 28 2018 by Lorena Waters
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. "I can not believe these numbers right now, but I do know that every single person here has worked their butt off to change the future of the Bronx and Queens".
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Wednesday that she would support impeachment for President Donald Trump if she is elected to Congress in November.
The raucous victory party for congressional giant-killer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez featured a who's who of progressive NY politics, including actor-turned-gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon.
"She has a name", said Bloomberg's White House reporter Jennifer Epstein.
"You proved that when we stand up for what we believe in, we win", Pressley tweeted.
She grew up in the Bronx.
The district encompasses parts of Queens and the Bronx in New York City. She started working two jobs - one as a bartender - sometimes working 18-hour shifts to help her family make ends meet. Yet she cautioned against reading too much into the race as a sign of the direction of Democratic voters.
At BU, Ocasio-Cortez was president of Alianza Latina, BU's largest Latin American student organization.
If she wins the general election in the fall - a strong possibility in a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 6 to 1 - Ocasio-Cortez would be the youngest member of Congress and one of its most left-leaning. I mean, he's an out of touch Democrat that permanently resides in Virginia.
"Congratulations to Maxine Waters, whose insane rants have made her, together with Nancy Pelosi, the unhinged FACE of the Democrat Party".
Her first love as a child was science, not politics.
ANOA CHANGA: Well, to talk about another race in NY, we just saw Dana Balter up in, I think it's New York's 24th Congressional District, had an wonderful win last night as well against an anti-choice DCCC-backed candidate. "Women like me aren't supposed to run for office".
In 2016, she protested against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which set her political career in motion. And second, she needs to learn how to run in heels. Crowley's campaign denied these allegations, and a spokesperson for the campaign said, "We're far too busy turning out voters to bother with posters". Both House hopefuls are calling for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and support "Medicare for all" and higher education reform ― Pressley is pushing for debt-free college while Ocasio-Cortez is after tuition-free college. It's early, but the win could be viewed as a potential victory for NY restaurant workers, who routinely endure long hours, low pay, high-cost health care, and insanely high rent. Not anymore. You can't wave the progressive flag, as Crowley had begun to, and vote for the Iraq War, the Patriot Act, and take gobs of cash from Wall Street. Why is that? Because ICE operates outside of the scope of the Justice Department.