Ocasio-Cortez has never held political office. She had helped launch Flats Fix, a tacos and craft cocktail spot in Manhattan, while pondering what to do next.
"The way you take over the Democratic Party is you support progressive women of color who know how to f--ing organize".
In the weeks leading up to Tuesday's primary, the consensus among party insiders-and even progressives with a passing familiarity with NY politics-was that she didn't have a shot in hell at the seat.
She joined protesters at the Standing Rock demonstration against a natural gas pipeline.
He said: "She took on the entire local Democratic establishment in her district and won a very strong victory". "After 20 years of the same representation, we have to ask: Who has NY been changing for?" She did not mention Hamas in her answer; the terror group, which has been criticized for using Palestinian civilians as human shields when confronting Israeli forces, organized the riots and later said 50 of the 62 killed in the demonstrations' bloodiest day were members of the organization.
Ocasio-Cortez now looks to be on her way to Congress, running in a district that gave 78 percent of its vote to Hillary Clinton and that Republicans arent seriously contesting.
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This race also bodes well for other left challengers in NY and elsewhere, and her victory speech tonight included shout-outs to Missouri first district congressional candidate Cori Bush and NY state senate candidate (and fellow DSA member) Julia Salazar, among others. When asked if the primary results indicated a rise in Democratic socialism in her party, Pelosi replied that it was "ascendant in that district perhaps", adding that the Democrat Party was "big tent" and the win was about "representation". "Our median income is around $47,000 a year, we're about 70% people of colour". "She is likely to be in headlines for years to come", the Times summed up, describing the outcome as "the most significant loss for a Democratic incumbent in more than a decade, and one that will reverberate across the party and the country".
"We beat a machine with a movement, and that is what we have done today", said Ocasio-Cortez, a supporter of Sen. She defeated U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, a the 4th highest member of House Democratic leadership, according to his website. "I mean, is Barbara Lee running?"
"I would support impeachment", she told CNN.
Ocasio-Cortezs politics are substantially to the left of most of the party, and even Sanders.
She ran on heavily progressive platform: free health care, free college education, a federal jobs guarantee and she wants to abolish ICE. Should she win, she will be the youngest person ever elected to Congress. But these were all manifestations of an overarching, small-d democratic idea that Ocasio-Cortez summed up in a compelling campaign video.
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. 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.