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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats top House Democrat Joe Crowley in primary upset

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats top House Democrat Joe Crowley in primary upsetIn a stunning upset, 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez unseated Crowley, who had been seen as a possible replacement to Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Democratic Leader.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's reaction to winning the Democratic Primary is too pure for this world

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's reaction to winning the Democratic Primary is too pure for this worldA political movement has started, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is on her way to make history. On Tuesday night, the 28-year-old New York Democratic primary candidate knocked longtime Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley, who was being considered to take over as Speaker of the House, out of the running. After the results were announced, Spectrum News NY1 shared a video of Ocasio-Cortez learning she'd won the majority votes of New York’s 14th Congressional District. Her reaction is truly one of the greatest things we've ever seen. Please try not to cry tears of joy as you watch Ocasio-Cortez widen her eyes, scream, and give a passionate speech thanking all her supporters. "I cannot put this into words," she said. Challenger @Ocasio2018 toppled one of the top Democrats in Congress, @repjoecrowley, Tuesday night in their primary in the 14th District. The victory stunned even her, live on our channel. #NY1Politics t.co/fnK1O0bacz pic.twitter.com/RjuqHJpn1p — Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) June 27, 2018 I MEAN JUST LOOK. AT. THE. GIF. The video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez realizing she won is my favorite thing in the whole world t.co/CJuc5DnlLA (via @NY1) pic.twitter.com/Dhlb05H3vo — Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) June 27, 2018 After learning the results, Ocasio-Cortez also tweeted her thanks, explaining, "This is the start of a movement." This is the start of a movement.Thank you all. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) June 27, 2018 Prior to the election, Ocasio-Cortez's campaign video — in which she declared, "women like me aren't supposed to run for office. I wasn't born to a wealthy or powerful family… mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx" — gained some serious buzz. And a photograph being shared online shows Ocasio-Cortez worked as a bartender less than a year ago in Nov. 2017.  This photo is from Nov. 14, 2017. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, was then working as a bartender.Less than a year later, she defeated the likely next Speaker of the House, and will almost certainly be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress pic.twitter.com/JgHjdQWAF6 — Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) June 27, 2018 Now, the 28-year-old is on her way to becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. WATCH: Everyone needs a reminder about the important things in life, and this body cam footage does just that



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Mitt Romney Cruises To Victory In Utah GOP Senate Primary

Mitt Romney Cruises To Victory In Utah GOP Senate PrimaryFormer Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney cruised to victory in Utah's GOP



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Michael Grimm Loses New York GOP Primary For His Old House Seat

Michael Grimm Loses New York GOP Primary For His Old House SeatRep. Dan Donovan warded off a competitive primary challenge from former Rep.



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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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Former South Carolina Gov. Sanford loses primary following Trump disapproval

Former South Carolina Gov. Sanford loses primary following Trump disapprovalHours before the polls closed on Tuesday, Trump tweeted, that Sanford had been “very unhelpful” and was “better off in Argentina,” referring to Sanford’s extramarital affair. State Rep. Katie Arrington won the race.



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Maine Gov. Paul LePage 'Probably' Won't Certify Primary Election Results

Maine Gov. Paul LePage 'Probably' Won't Certify Primary Election ResultsMaine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said he would "probably not" certify the results of



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With Harry Reid’s Help, Moderate Democrat Triumphs In Nevada Governor Primary

With Harry Reid’s Help, Moderate Democrat Triumphs In Nevada Governor PrimaryClark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak won the Democratic nomination for



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Democrat Gavin Newsom Wins California Governor Primary But GOP Avoids Shutout

Democrat Gavin Newsom Wins California Governor Primary But GOP Avoids ShutoutDemocrat Gavin Newsom won Tuesday’s primary in the race for California governor and Republican John Cox finished in a strong second place, ensuring Republicans won’t be shut out of the race to replace retiring Gov. Jerry Brown.



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Women Won Big In Tuesday's Primary Elections

Women Won Big In Tuesday's Primary ElectionsA record-breaking number of women are running for ― and winning ― spots on



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