Ocasio-Cortez scraps plan to join immigration protest in DC

Insurgent progressive candidates Cynthia Nixon and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez rally together

Insurgent progressive candidates Cynthia Nixon and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez rally together

She launched a campaign against him, a grassroots effort that made history when she won. "At some point you say who is representing us and she decided she could", said Raul Fernandez.

Ocasio-Cortez and Bunkeddeko have also exposed incumbent weaknesses. "I can not believe these numbers right now, but I do know that every single person here has worked their butt off to change the future of the Bronx and Queens".

On NPR's "Morning Edition", Ocasio-Cortez further explained her campaign and vision in an interview with Steve Inskeep. The Nixon-Cuomo contest involves numerous same undercurrents, she said.

Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the United States has entangled itself in war and occupation throughout the Middle East and North Africa. "So what we're really talking about is reimagining immigration to be humane, and in a way that is transparent and accountable". Ocasio-Cortez, who earned 57.5 percent of the vote compared to Crowley's 42.5 percent, seemed shocked by the results at an election party in a Bronx pool hall on Tuesday night.

Several factors may have allowed Ocasio-Cortez to pull off her upset of Crowley, who had been a candidate to succeed Nancy Pelosi as the party's leader in the House. He said the two races were "apples and oranges".

Colbert pointed out that Trump took credit for Crowley's loss by saying it was because he wasn't nice to the president.

A trio of young progressives are attempting to beat three longtime Democratic incumbents in NY on Tuesday, something no challenger has done so far this primary season.

The playbook on how to win elections has been pretty straightforward for several decades: Raise as much money as humanly possible from whoever will give it to you, preferably in as big a check as possible; then spend it on television ads with a moderate message that's been focus group-tested to win moderate voters, and pander just enough to your base to get them to turn out for you.

"This is not an end, this is the beginning", she told cheering supporters on Tuesday.

"You've got to present an agenda and ideas to the American people and working families that make sense to them", Sanders tells TIME.

Ocasio-Cortez wants to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and believes there should be a "clear" path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants. She has also expressed solidarity for Puerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria.

The California Democrat spoke to reporters Wednesday, hours after the surprise primary defeat of Rep. Joe Crowley.

"Women like me aren't supposed to run for office", Ocasio-Cortez says in a campaign video that went viral.

"I think that some of the issues we even have today may have to do with some of the calcified structures and relationships", she said.

Voters in her district responded by giving her almost 60% of their vote, despite the mainstream news ignoring her and her opponent outspending her 18 to 1.

Esquire called it "a working-class American story, a NY story, and a Bronx story", one beautifully told.

She faces Republican Anthony Pappas in the November midterms. He ran unopposed in his party's primary.

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