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.

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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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