Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants Ayanna Pressley To Be The Next Triumphant Underdog


The socialism-and-Latino pitch by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spotlights the growing impact of identity politics which establishment Democrats have promoted via cheap-labor immigration and the outsiders-against-insiders "diversity" strategy.

"Cuomo says there's nothing to see here, but that's part of the problem", she said.

Crowley succeeded Thomas Manton, another Queens Democratic leader, as the congressman from the old 7th District in 1999 and later took over the party organization, as well, when Manton died in 2006. Fantastic how much can change in a year.

Ocasio-Cortez studied economics and worldwide relations at BU and worked in Sen.

"She is the ideal intersectional candidate", said Nomiki Konst, an adviser to the Sanders-backed progressive group Our Revolution.

Now, Ocasio-Cortez is poised to become the youngest woman elected to Congress. "I feel this movement, but that movement is going to happen from the bottom up".

Democratic leaders carefully parted ways with her on Wednesday on her support for Medicare for all, and the elimination of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The congressional seat was previously held by Geraldine Ferraro from 1978 to 1984, and for many years before that by James J. Delaney, a Democrat who ran with Conservative Party support, staunchly backed the Vietnam War, and opposed school busing.

Voters in her district responded by giving her almost 60% of their vote, despite the mainstream news ignoring her and her opponent outspending her 18 to 1. And you don't have to look far on her website to see how much Labour's manifesto slogan has been used in her campaign.

"There is a profound mismatch between the community and its representation", Ocasio-Cortez told Politico. She was also a volunteer in Bernie Sanders' 2016 Presidential campaign.

Hoyer said he was "disappointed" that Crowley lost, calling him his friend and "a good member [who] cared a lot about his people, worked hard for jobs and education and things that we're for". She faces Republican Anthony Pappas in November. By aggressively campaigning for climate change policy reform.

And though Ocasio-Cortez moved back to NY after college, she's not entirely shying away from MA politics. "But Primary Victories Remain Elusive". But he pointed out that she did make affordable housing and gentrification a key campaign issue.

But they were wrong, it turns out, on the primaries. "Two out of three ain't bad", Pelosi also said. "Most people in his extremely diverse district have no idea who he [Crowley] is - he doesn't even live there". So it's no anomaly that Ocasio-Cortez, a Latina woman, and Ben Jealous, an African American man, are carrying the torch into high-profile general elections. But her description paints a very different picture than who typically votes at this stage, and certainly, Ocasio-Cortez's victory gives hope for primaries across the country, and for the midterms this fall.

"The people closest to the pain should be closest to the power".

But the progressive politician isn't anxious.

The majority of Ocasio-Cortez's campaign donations were less than $200 each, according to the nonprofit, and she touted that she took no money from Corporate PACs.