BREAKING NEWS: Major Upset as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Beats Incumbent Joseph Crowley for 14th Congressional District!

In a major victory and the biggest political upset of 2018 in the country, 28 year old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of The Bronx has won the the Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District beating incumbent Congressman Joseph Crowley who was as recently this year considered a front-runner to become the next Speaker of the House in Washington.

Personally we are excited to have the next congresswoman to represent us will be someone from The Bronx.

For far too long Crowley ignored The Bronx and now we told him how we felt at the polls.

The Washington Post writes:

The fourth-ranking Democrat in the House has lost his bid for another term: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year old activist who ran on abolishing ICE and making Medicare a universal program, defeated Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in an upset.

Crowley is the first incumbent Democrat to lose renomination since 2014, when a Massachusetts Democrat was brought down by scandal. Crowley, who was first elected in 1998, had grown his profile inside the party and faced no personal controversies.

But Ocasio-Cortez argued that the increasingly non-white district, which stretches from the Bronx to Queens, had been represented too long by a figure from the local political machine. Crowley, who chaired the Queens Democratic Party while serving in Congress, had played a major role in determining candidates for local offices. Ocasio-Cortez said that he had grown too distant — he enrolled his children in a northern Virginia school — and too dependent on donations from corporate PACs.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.