Published: Thu, June 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Trevor Noah: Justice Kennedy Kills Progressives’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Primary Win Euphoria

Trevor Noah: Justice Kennedy Kills Progressives’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Primary Win Euphoria

"As someone who knew her quite well ..."

"Women have a harder time being seen as legitimate", Ocasio-Cortez said, referring specifically to Nixon and NY state attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout, all progressive candidates who join Ocasio-Cortez's call to abolish ICE. And we saw Congressman Ro Khanna kind of have to kind of walk back his endorsement, in a way, and do a dual endorsement.

She led a progressive campaign, supporting universal healthcare, tuition-free college and criminal justice reform. She went to Texas to see conditions at immigrant detention centres near the border. "Quite honestly, I don't think that he took her seriously".

If you didn't know her name before Tuesday, you do now.

Mr Crowley had not faced a challenger from his own party in 14 years in the mostly ethnic minority district, which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens in NY.

"It's not looking like one of us, she is one of us", the activist said.

"We're a district that covers the Bronx and Queens and Rikers Island", she told USA news outlet Mic during her campaign. "Her voice felt very true".

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Ocasio-Cortez, however, has an important trick up her sleeve: she understands and connects with the constituents she is running to represent. She has never before held political office and ran much of her campaign while working as a bartender at Flats Fix in Union Square. She was awarded second place in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for a microbiology project and got an asteroid named after her. The race between Adem Bunkeddeko and Rep. Yvette Clarke was too close to call at press time, but Bunkeddeko was just barely losing to Clarke with 49 percent of the vote to her 51 percent. After his death, the family anxious it would lose its home to foreclosure. While there, she worked for Sen. These same workers stand to benefit even more from "Medicare for all, " which Ocasio-Cortez argues for along with a federal jobs guarantee that would include a $15 minimum wage pegged to inflation and paid child and sick leave for all. She was still tending bar as recently as the spring of 2017. In a Reddit forum past year she described driving across the country with friends after the election.

"The increased militarization and willingness to commit human rights abuses - we are at that point", she said. "That tipped the scale for me". Speaking as to why Crowley lost nonetheless, Christina Greer, an associate professor of political science at Fordham University and a McSilver Fellow at New York University, said that Crowley had likely overestimated his support in the district. It sounded like a insane idea, but she said yes because Crowley hadn't faced a primary opponent in 14 years. She advocates for housing as a human right and says on her campaign website that she is in favor of expanding the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, which provides tax incentives to encourage developers to build affordable housing.

Ocasio-Cortez's campaign framed Crowley's leadership position as a weakness, taking advantage of the anti-establishment fervor that has animated both Democrats and Republicans in recent years.

One was low turnout. Only about 12 percent voted.

One of the main things Fernandez remembers about Ocasio-Cortez at BU is her ability to listen.

Ocasio-Cortez was endorsed by the New York City Democratic Socialists.

She's a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

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