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.
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.