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Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the millennial, socialist political novice who beat her establishment

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Hi Fams ^_^ Just want to Say Thx for watching !! Dont Forget to subscribe like and share to your friends :D ------------------------------------------------- Activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning primary upset Tuesday over high-ranking House Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley marked a triumph for self-described progressives. However, it does not mean the Democrats' left wing has a firm grasp on the party's primaries yet. Still, Republicans will try to convince voters that is the case. The win by the 28-year-old member of the Democratic Socialists of America over the 10-term incumbent sparked arguments that Democrats have turned sharply left, which could hurt them in November's midterms as they try to take back the House. The victory shows Democrats "are going hard left," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell contended Wednesday. He called Ocasio-Cortez's win a "general election problem for them." By now the video has gone viral, and so has Ocasio-Cortez, whose campaign was supported by gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, MoveOn, the Bernie Sanders–affiliated Our Revolution, and Howard Dean’s Democracy for America. The former Sanders organizer, who was a bartender as recently as last November, argued that it was past time for someone like her, a young Puerto Rican woman from the Bronx, to represent an overwhelmingly nonwhite district. She was outspent 10-to-1, spending just $128,140 from the beginning of April to June 6, compared to Crowley’s $1.1 million over the same period. “We have basically, on one side, a multimillion-dollar machine candidate that was never elected, who does not live in the district—he lives in Virginia, his children go to public school in Virginia,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Queens Courier of her opponent. “It’s really kind of the pinnacle of someone who is a little out of touch but very influential.” Ocasio-Cortez clinched her victory, her supporters say, by seizing on dissatisfaction with the New York Democratic establishment, seeking out the votes of those who tend to go ignored by the Democratic Party. Though Crowley was a reliable Democratic vote in Congress, Ocasio-Cortez is to his left politically, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who ran on a platform that included “Medicare for All” and a federal jobs guarantee. She supported abolishing ICE months before congressional Democrats began to do so. “I was stunned that she won but I shouldn’t have been,” one volunteer Democratic Socialists of America organizer who worked for months on Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign told me. “I was on the ground, seeing the enthusiasm for her.” Though Ocasio-Cortez’s victory undoubtedly shows that hard-left candidates can take on long-entrenched establishment figures and win, there’s some debate as to whether it’s indicative of a nationwide, young, progressive wave. New York’s 14th District covers northwest Queens and a piece of the Bronx; it leans lopsidedly Democratic and is majority-minority. “Sanders-style candidates are still losing almost all of the Democratic primaries they run in,” Matt Bennett, of center-left group Third Way, told Axios. “If Democrats do regain control of the House . . . it will be largely because of moderates winning in tough red and purple districts.” Victories like Ocasio-Cortez’s, however, will undoubtedly shape the messaging Democrats use to target those districts. “For decades, safe Democrats treated their seats like lifetime appointments and haven’t moved to match the progressivism of the base,” writer and activist Sean McElwee told me. “Despite representing among the most diverse and immigrant districts in the country, Crowley voted to establish ICE . . . Ocasio-Cortez promised to abolish it. Voters made their choice.” The D.S.A. volunteer echoed his sentiments. “What we saw in Pennsylvania with the D.S.A. win there, and what we saw in this race, is that people who want to elect women and women of color are not scared off by left demands,” the volunteer said. “There are a lot of people who want to elect progressive women, and they’re not afraid of calling for single-payer health care or abolishing ICE. That’s a narrative being pushed by people who have a vested interest in protecting the donor class.”