It’s here: A working-class takeover of the Democratic Party
Jun 28 2018 by Lorena Waters
Now, she is one easy November election away from being inducted as a freshman Democratic congresswoman representing a sliver of territory from the eastern Bronx to northern Queens.
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"I always felt like we had a shot and that we had a possibility to win". "Through frequent conversations with her, it didn't take long for me to agree".
Ocasio-Cortez won almost 58 percent of the vote, compared to Crowley's 42 percent. Before this year, Crowley had never come close to losing in New Yorks 14th Congressional District.
In interviews last week, as Ocasio-Cortez canvassed voters in Queens, she said her campaign began with grassroots organizers and took off once national left-wing media noticed what she was doing.
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Things changed for Ocasio-Cortez when her 48-year-old father died of cancer in the middle of the 2008 recession. She also worked in Kennedy's office from 2008-09.
He had raised over US$3 million for his campaign, 10 times the amount raised by Ocasio-Cortez, who rejected corporate sponsors and relied on small donors.
Ocasio-Cortez noted that her family is Puerto Rican, a USA territory "that is granted no rights or civic representation", she said. "The fact that in a very progressive district in NY, it went more progressive ... is about that district. We are fighting for an unapologetic movement for economic, social, and racial justice in the United States", said Ocasio-Cortez. Day observance in 2011.
For example, she held back during Elmore's weekly forums to hear others speak before sharing her views, Fernandez remembers.
"How can we be great?" She told Elite Daily that she is still paying off her student loans. King made a conscious decision.
Now the news is flooded with articles asking the question on many people's minds: "Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? I don't think that we should respond by actively harming and potentially putting people's lives in danger".
Igor Lukes, a BU worldwide relations professor, recalls teaching Ocasio-Cortez in his class "Power and Legitimacy" in 2010.
"It was clear that no one else was going to do it", she said.
"We overthink some of the elections and we look for some kind of subliminal message from the voters, as if they've been meeting en masse, and I don't think that happened", Cleaver said.
"Our Caucus has been strengthened by his chairmanship, and by Chairman Crowley's relentless determination to defend the inclusive America symbolised by the Statue of Liberty", she added. "We've got people, they've got money", Ocasio-Cortez said in biographical web ad that followed her through mundane NY life, dressing for work, walking, changing into high heels on the subway platform. Earlier this month, Crowley sent a surrogate to debate Ocasio-Cortez instead of appearing himself.
"She really gets the issues". She recalls walking through the George Sherman Union with Ocasio-Cortez and joking with her about "when you're president one day".
"I can imagine", Lukes said, "that many of us at Boston University now feel like fathers or mothers of that great upset in NY".