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Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

The candidate said she believes Ocasio-Cortez's win over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley shows that progressive candidates can beat establishment politicians - even if they're outspent and untested in office.

Mr Crowley, who had not faced a challenger from his own party in 14 years, had 42.5% in the majority ethnic minority district, which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens.

One of the many new female faces joining United States politics this year, Ms Ocasio-Cortez is a Bronx-born Latina, a community organiser and educator from a working-class background.

Her campaign reported a modest uptick in donations - some $15,000 - in the hours following Tuesday's primary.

Again, we're talking about one candidate in one very progressive district, not the whole country. "We've got people. They've got money", Ocasio-Cortez said in the ad.

Congressman Joe Crowley was seen as a potential future speaker of the House of Representatives. When she was nominated for Attorney General, our warnings that she was soft on corruption were ignored, including by Republican Senators like Orrin Hatch (R-UT) who praised Lynch and voted for her nomination in 2015.

Rep. Joseph Crowley's primary loss Tuesday sent shock waves through congressional Democrats, who face the prospect of nasty internal battles every bit as divisive as the tea-party-fueled fights Republicans suffered in recent years. "Our median income is around $47,000 a year, we're about 70% people of colour".

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In an interview earlier this month with Glenn Greenwald, a pundit with the Intercept who's best known for his National Security Agency reporting when he published top-secret material handed over to him by former contractor Edward Snowden, Ocasio-Cortez explained her position in greater detail.

In their years living on the sixteenth floor of the Warren Towers dormitory, former classmate Mina Vahedi knew Ocasio-Cortez had what it takes.

Crowley represents New York's 14th Congressional District, where he is also the leader of the Queens Democratic party. But she also has called for Medicare for all and a federal jobs guarantee, without advocating a concrete way of paying for these extreme measures. "I saw how all of the people-particularly the Native people and the Lakota Sioux-were putting their whole lives and everything that they had on the line for the protection of their community. I think that, you know, we have the grounds to do it". "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.

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat, said Ms. Ocasio-Ortiz proved to be a good fit for a district that was moving away from Mr. Crowley, the son of an Irish immigrant, and enraged by President Trump's immigration policies.

However, none of the day's contests mattered more to Mr Trump than the one in SC.

Asked at a news conference on Capitol Hill if the Democratic leadership should reflect the growing representation of female, young and more progressive members, the California Democrat fired back. But when asked what it, if anything, the NY contest augured for the party's ideological tact, he was curt.

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