Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Queens party boss Joe Crowley loses Democratic primary to Bernie organizer Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in stunning upset

"For me, Democratic socialism is about - really - the value for me is that I believe that in a modern, moral and wealthy society, no person in America should be too poor to live", Ocasio-Cortez told CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert".

Chardo Richardson, the primary challenger to U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, hasn't gotten much traction so far - but the Democratic Party's biggest new star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, made sure to endorse him after her stunning victory in NY on Tuesday night. I felt the absence of the incumbent.

Ocasio-Cortez ran on an anti-capitalist, socialist platform calling for Medicare for everyone and a federal jobs guarantee (employment by the government for all those unable to get jobs).

"I don't think there is that kind of divide", Clyburn said when asked about the tension between the two wings of the party.

Despite Crowley's loss, the governor, who is up for reelection later this year, reportedly said the only "common denominator" was "an activated Democratic Party". So it's no anomaly that Ocasio-Cortez, a Latina woman, and Ben Jealous, an African American man, are carrying the torch into high-profile general elections.

Ocasio-Cortez shared an Instagram post during her campaign past year that showed her hard a work behind the bar. There are almost 236,000 Democrats registered in the 14th Congressional District, which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens.

Now, the huge defeat of quintessential hack Crowley by Ocasio-Cortez underscores the importance and the possibilities of what Bernie Sanders urged during a recent video interview: "Open the doors of the Democratic Party".

Up against an entrenched incumbent with a $30 million war chest, Cynthia Nixon is taking inspiration from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's long-shot victory in Tuesday's Democratic congressional primary.

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She attended Boston University, where she earned degrees in economics and global relations, and also spent time working in the office of the late U.S. Sen. She grew up in a working-class household, she notes on her website, where her father was a small business owner, her mother cleaned homes and everyone pitched in. She presented voters with a visionary program for change rather than another defensive campaign aimed at holding the line.

To underscore that position, she even traveled to the U.S. -Mexico border region days before the election to protest the separation of immigrant families.

Ocasio-Cortez, 28, is a Bronx native, former campaign organizer for Sen.

There is a division in the party, and strategists should work to ensure it does not erupt and result in a second term of President Donald Trump. In other words, he's out!

"We can't write trend stories at this point when one thing has happened", one senior leadership aide tells TIME. "Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!"

Other candidates in the race include Republican Marc Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, and former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, who is running as an independent. Pappas teaches economics at St. John's University.

Top Photo | Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-NY., speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

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