Friend Of India In US Congress, Joseph Crowley Loses Primary Election

Friend Of India In US Congress, Joseph Crowley Loses Primary Election

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old who shocked U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th district, put the political establishment on notice and even took a position that many Democrats have avoided: Trump should not above the law and should face charges. Not anymore. You can't wave the progressive flag, as Crowley had begun to, and vote for the Iraq War, the Patriot Act, and take gobs of cash from Wall Street.

Again, we're talking about one candidate in one very progressive district, not the whole country. "The fact that in a very progressive district in NY, it went more progressive ... is about that district".

US President Donald Trump also reacted to Ocasio-Cortez's win. "She surprised a lot of people because there are assumptions made about who cares and who wins elections", said Pressley.

Asked if Democratic leadership should be more reflective of a party that is increasingly diverse, progressive and young, Pelosi replied: "I'm female, I'm progressive - so what's your problem?"

From the start, her uphill campaign emphasized a mix of avowedly left politics and grassroots mobilization.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez, a former Bernie Sanders volunteer from a Puerto Rican family, won with 57.5 percent of the vote.

"Her campaign has been dynamic and inspiring, and it's about more than one election - it's about building a movement of people standing up and demanding to be heard", Pressley told the Herald. Interviewed in Vogue on Monday, Ocasio-Cortez said of socialism: "There is no other force, there is no other party, there is no other real ideology out there right now that is asserting the minimum elements necessary to lead a dignified American life".

Mr Crowley, who until this week had been considered a candidate to replace Nancy Pelosi as party leader, lost the first competitive primary he had faced in more than a decade to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former aide to the late Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy.

Progressive journalists who have covered Ocasio-Cortez's campaign for months noted that her victory was indicative of a shift away from well-funded establishment Democratic candidates not just in her district, but nationwide. Her father, a small-business owner, had died three years earlier of cancer; after his death, her family fought foreclosure and her mother and grandmother eventually moved to Florida. Bernie Sanders in 2016.

In the same way that Ocasio-Cortez defied the odds to defeat Crowley, a 10-term veteran who also is the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, Pressley is looking to prove political handicappers wrong by defeating Capuano in the September 4 primary.

Ocasio-Cortez specifically cited the Emoluments Clause, which restricts federal officials from receiving any sort of gifts from foreign governments while in office. "I am proud of the race we ran and, more importantly, proud of all of the work we've done to advance this community", Mr Crowley said in a statement.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez posted on Twitter after Ms Gillibrand's endorsement that the NY senator "didn't even bother to talk to nor consider me before endorsing".

Cynthia Nixon, who is running for NY governor - and will face a state primary in September - endorsed Ocasio-Cortez Monday, with just hours left before the election.

Trump slammed the Number Four House Democrat during his campaign rally in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday night.

'Maxine, she's is a beauty, I mean she was practically telling people the other day to assault.

"It is not to be viewed as something that stands for anything else", she said.

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