Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 28-year-old socialist Latina woman from Bronx hailed 'future of Democrats' after primary defeat of Joe Crowley

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 28-year-old socialist Latina woman from Bronx hailed 'future of Democrats' after primary defeat of Joe CrowleyA progressive, millennial congressional candidate has beaten a top ranking Democrat in the New York primary, a result that will send shock waves through the Democratic establishment as it looks ahead to the midterm elections this November. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat Rep Joe Crowley on Tuesday in a sign of the growing strength and appetite on the progressive left to insert itself into federal politics and reject a Democratic establishment that has been criticised for its cosy relationship with major industries and reluctance to embrace progressive policies on issues like health care and banking reform. Mr Crowley is the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and was widely believed to have had ambitions to become speaker of the House if Democrats regain control of Congress.



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