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Re: New York 14th CD 2018; Primary June 26

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:04 pm
by Addie
Associated Press: Behind Ocasio-Cortez's upset victory, an unconventional crew

Re: New York 14th CD 2018

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:17 am
by Addie
BuzzFeed News
Joe Crowley Says Millennials Kicked Him Out Of Congress

New York Rep. Joe Crowley, a Democratic giant toppled in a surprise primary this summer, said the problem with his campaign was a disconnect with millennial voters.

Crowley, once seen as having the potential to be the next Democratic leader in the House, lost in a shocking primary to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then a little-known contender whose win against Crowley launched her into the progressive spotlight. She is projected to win the safely Democratic district in November.

“I think as people analyze this they’ll see that I won the African American vote by over 2 to 1; we basically split the Latino vote. It really was millennial votes — people that were not familiar with who I was,” Crowley said in an interview on BuzzFeed News’ Profile.

“I failed to really communicate my accomplishments and what I had done, especially out of 27,000 voters in the primary, 11,000 who had never voted before in the district. So it was really folks who were coming in from Manhattan, from Brooklyn, who could no longer afford to live there,” Crowley told Profile guest host David Mack. “This millennial movement ... I think is great for Queens and great for the city. And I actually think it bodes well for our party, as well, in terms of the excitement, I think is great.”

At 28 years old, Ocasio-Cortez is a millennial herself. Her win forced Democratic House members to reckon with their aging leadership, which has already been in question, particularly among young and progressive members of the party. ...

“I think what we had was a very robust campaign. ... What I would suggest is this: She ran a very effective campaign. And I ran a very traditional campaign, an incumbent campaign,” Crowley said. “And I would say this, the loss is on me. I accept this. You know, the shortcomings, we had a strategy that didn't work. And hers did. And I congratulate her for that as well.”

Re: New York 14th CD 2018 - (D) Win

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:17 pm
by Addie
CBS News
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes youngest woman ever elected to Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman ever elected into Congress following her midterm election win Tuesday. The 29-year-old New York Democrat skyrocketed into the national spotlight earlier this year after a grassroots campaign and primary victory over 10-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley.

"It is a privilege and an honor to say that we have also elected the youngest woman in American history to serve in Congress," she told supporters in New York City Tuesday night. "This is what is possible when everyday people come together in the collective realization that all our actions no matter how small or how large are powerful, worthwhile, and capable of lasting change."

Ocasio-Cortez, who campaigned on a platform that included Medicare for all and free college tuition, told CBS News' "Face The Nation" in July that a populist-style approach "absolutely" brings out new voters.

"So for us, this is about inspiring people to the polls, giving them something to vote for, creating hope for this nation, and knowing that so long as there are working class Americans who believe in a prosperous and just future we will have hope, no matter how red the district," she said.

She also spent months leading up the midterm elections fundraising and stumping for other progressives, including Michigan's Rashida Tlaib, who became one of the first two Muslim women elected into Congress.

Re: New York 14th CD 2018 - (D) Win

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:29 am
by Lani
José Andrés offered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a place to stay, after she said she couldn't afford a D.C. apartment yet ... apartment/

I heard something about her saying she couldn't afford a DC apartment. Turns out, she used the backlash to illustrate how the game is rigged against people who aren't rich. IE, most people. Good article about the new congresswoman.