Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic primary winner in the U.S. House race in New York’s 14th Congressional District. (Ocasio2018.com)
It might seem unbelievable that after Bernie Sanders’ immense success in the 2016 Democratic primaries, running a grass-roots campaign that condemned Wall Street’s influence and called for social justice, Democrats can still be caught off guard by progressives unseating party heavyweights.
And yet, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win in New York’s 14th Congressional District primary was nothing short of incredible. The victory stunned even her, as the video below illustrates.
A 28-year-old socialist Latina running against Joe Crowley, the fourth most powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives, probably didn’t raise many alarms within a political establishment that seems hellbent on ignoring a growing desire for the Democratic Party to move left.