Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, Defeats Rep. Joe Crowley in Democratic Primary Upset
By Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News // June 26, 2018
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(FOX NEWS) – Rep. Joe Crowley, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus who was thought by some to be a future Speaker of the House, suffered a shocking primary defeat in New York’s 14th House District Tuesday.
With 88 percent of precincts reporting, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who has never held elected office — led Crowley by more than 3,600 votes.
Ocasio-Cortez, a Bernie Sanders supporter who has called for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), had gained the endorsement of several left-wing groups, including MoveOn and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
“We have built power. We have organized,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter as the polls closed. “What we have built is permanent. No. Matter. What.”
Soon after The Associated Press called the race, the New York City branch of the DSA tweeted congratulations to Ocasio-Cortez, saying that her victory proved “that working class people are hungry for a voice in politics.”
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Congrats on the win, @Ocasio2018. The number of votes cast tonight—in what has been the lowest turnout district in the country under Rep. Crowley—proves that working class people are hungry for a voice in politics. pic.twitter.com/iw9CG1T9pt
— New York City DSA ? (@nycDSA) June 27, 2018
I want to congratulate @Ocasio2018. I look forward to supporting her and all Democrats this November. The Trump administration is a threat to everything we stand for here in Queens and the Bronx, and if we don’t win back the House this November, we will lose the nation we love.
— Joe Crowley (@JoeCrowleyNY) June 27, 2018
But I knew that in refusing to engage with non-voters, we were churning a cycle of neglect and cynicism.
So I reached out. And we have been embraced. We have built power. We have organized.
What we have built is permanent. No. Matter. What.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) June 27, 2018
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
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