Wide-eyed, she covers her mouth with her hands and appears to scream, "Oh, my God!" "Since then, everything has changed", Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter shortly before the race was called in her favor.
The candidate also noted that her victory should be a warning sign to incumbents, who shouldn't fall asleep behind the wheel.
"I hope that this reminds us of what the Democratic Party should be about, which is, first and foremost, accountability from the working-class people", she said Tuesday night. California Democrat Ro Khanna did endorse her-and her opponent! Her campaign platform included abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Medicare for All, a universal jobs guarantee, and protection for Dreamers. "She can talk about racial justice, immigration justice, economic justice. I knew he didn't have a strong presence", she said.
Democrats are riding a wave of voter enthusiasm and grassroots energy in 2018, but they have struggled to define their political plan of attack against President Trump and congressional Republicans. She worked for the Sanders campaign in 2016, and she's a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
She criticized the stratification of New York City, one of the most expensive cities in America, and tied it to the entrenched politician Crowley.
"She understands the macroeconomic pain and suffering, [and] that real estate developers have corrupted our elected officials", he said. Early Wednesday morning, the newly-minted Democratic nominee tweeted her support for another woman of color mounting a bid to unseat a white male incumbent: Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. "Her voice felt very true". At the time of this writing, Ocasio-Cortez defeated Crowley by double digits, with 58 percent of the vote to Crowley's 42 percent.
Her first love as a child was science, not politics.
Things changed for Ocasio-Cortez when her 48-year-old father died of cancer in the middle of the 2008 recession. After his death, the family anxious it would lose its home to foreclosure. Last weekend Capuano was part of a delegation of Democratic lawmakers who toured a detention center at the U.S. -Mexico border.
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Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude in 2011, studying economics and worldwide relations. She was still tending bar as recently as the spring of 2017.
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It was Bernie Sanders, a senior citizen, who began this movement, and it will be all of those-of all ages and races and ethnicities-who battle for a politics that serves the most vulnerable among us.
"The GOP tax cut could have paid for two years of public college for everyone in this country", she told CBSN ahead of the election. "Everything else comes second", Sean McElwee, a progressive activist and pollster, tweeted on Tuesday. "That tipped the scale for me". She would read historical and political books old and new. It sounded like a insane idea, but she said yes because Crowley hadn't faced a primary opponent in 14 years. "It's to say that no individual's civil rights are to be violated". So Anoa, I'm wondering if we could just start by talking about this awesome victory in NY. The Queens County party boss-backed by real-estate, corporate, lobbying and Wall Street interests-had at one point raised 10 times more campaign cash than Ocasio-Cortez.
One was low turnout.
Crowley, 56, hadn't lost a primary in 14 years in his district, which encompasses the Bronx and Queens, and was widely considered a candidate to succeed Rep.
Ms. Ocasio-Ortiz topped Mr. Crowley by a 58 percent to 42 percent margin in a district that encompasses parts of the Bronx and Queens boroughs of NY and is almost 80 percent nonwhite.