'Seismic Political Upset': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pulls Off Stunning Upset Over 10-Term Incumbent

Ocasio-Cortez is a bold progressive who doesn’t need to be elected with the help of Wall Street.

In a major, stunning upset, New York progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a shocking landslide victory over 10-term Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley, chair of the House Democratic caucus,  in the Congressional primary election on Tuesday in New York's 14th Congressional District covering the Bronx and Queens.

With 90% of the vote counted, Ocasio-Cortez leads Crowley by 57.8% to 42.2%.

“This race is about people versus money. We’ve got people. They’ve got money,” Ocasio-Cortez said throughout her campaign.

Crowley is part of the House Democrats’ leadership team, with close ties to Nancy Pelosi and Wall Street. He was considered next in line to replace Pelosi as the top House Democrat. He raised more than $3 million this year for his campaign. Ocasio-Cortez, 28, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America,  raised just over $200,000 for her campaign.

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