Facing Cuomo, Nixon looks to Ocasio-Cortez win

Facing Cuomo, Nixon looks to Ocasio-Cortez win

To his credit, Crowley was endorsed by a slew of elected officials and trade unions as well as liberal and progressive organizations such as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, the Sierra Club, and the Working Families Party of NY.

"Well I'm female, I'm progressive, I'm - and the rest". "So what's your problem?"

"These results are also a shot across the bow of the Democratic establishment in Washington: a young, diverse, and boldly progressive resistance movement isn't waiting to be anointed by the powers- that-be", said Matt Blizek, of action group MoveOn, which backed her.

Ocasio-Cortez embodies almost every attribute of that surging left wing.

Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi's place, just LOST his primary election.

In fact she found little support from established Democrats.

"They should be afraid, they should be angry", Cuomo said.

Ocasio-Cortez said she believes health care is a human right and that all children should be able to attend either a trade school or college as part of her platform as a Democratic socialist. Crowley has represented New York's 14th district since 1999, and hadn't been challenged since 2004. "It is not to be viewed as something that stands for everything else". But it indicates something much bigger and longer term - that our leaders must change to reflect their districts and today's America.

But he also suggested that Crowley could have done more to make sure he understood and reflected his constituents.

Clyburn, 77, and Pelosi, 78, are often criticized themselves for growing out of step with the new, fresh faces of their party - a characterization they both vehemently reject.

Pelosi told reporters Wednesday that the upset was a one-off and a product of an extremely liberal district. "I started late because of the laws of this country".

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. "There's two ways to run a race, unopposed or scared".

She raised more small-dollar donations than any other New York City congressional candidate.

"Actually we were just hopping off MSNBC and they were talking about it", she said.

Top Photo | Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-NY., speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. He's served in Congress since 1999 and hasn't had a primary challenger in 14 years. "I think that really served her well in undergrad; I think it's gonna serve her even better now that's she the Democratic nominee for Congress". In November 2018, she will be take on Republican candidate Anthony Pappas for a seat in the US House of Representatives. "Excited to have spent it with @Ocasio2018 celebrating her historic win". It's time for one of us. She called out Crowley for paying "lip service to the post-Donald Trump resistance while maintaining largely centrist politics".

Ocasio-Cortez, 28, is a Bronx native, former campaign organizer for Sen.

Mr. Crowley's loss sets off a scramble to replace him in House leadership and raises more questions about who will succeed Mrs. Pelosi, 78.

Democratic strategist and Fox News contributor Richard Fowler said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning upset in a New York Democratic congressional primary is a sign of things to come for the Democratic Party. So Colbert asked, "Are going to be nicer to the President?"

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