Cierra Johnson, 34, happened to be passing by when AOC stopped in Astoria on Tuesday. The question waiting to be answered by many of the primary races in New York on Tuesday was whether AOC’s arrival on the national stage was a harbinger of things to come, or an anomaly. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. The 2018 AOC Election Results Are In! Democratic Party elders firmly closed ranks around Engel — Hillary Clinton, House speaker Nancy Pelosi and New York governor Andrew Cuomo all endorsed him. Many of the critical battles will be fought in the suburbs, where Democrats hope they can win over affluent and well-educated voters.

Her most serious primary challenger in this election was a former TV anchor and former Republican, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, who has, received substantial backing from large-dollar donors, AOC, by contrast, raised most of her money from grassroots campaigns — small donations from supporters across the country. Small-dollar donations are responsible for nearly 80 per cent of the money the congresswoman has raised this cycle, per her candidate profile on Open Secrets. “Actually, that would be a big improvement – and she would win!” Trump tweeted in response to a Washington Times article suggesting she would challenge Mr Schumer.

Back in Queens, she has played a balancing act between the national stage and local issues.

It tells us that our policy positions are not an accident, it’s exactly what our community has been waiting for.


The arrival in Washington of AOC and “the Squad” —, Reps Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib —. Her husband is Bolivian and recently lost the opportunity to obtain a green card due to a ban by the Trump administration. Results data may not always add up to 100 percent due to rounding. Due to the high number of absentee ballots being cast in the New York primaries — a result of the coronavirus pandemic — results from close races may not be known for another week.

Jamaal Bowman, a former Bronx middle school principal who has been described as “the next AOC”, poses a serious threat to 73-year-old Eliot Engel, a 16-term congressman who was first elected in 1988. Each of them advocated for more radical solutions to America’s ills and the excesses of Donald Trump’s presidency. Source: Election results and race calls from The Associated Press By Sarah Almukhtar, Wilson Andrews, Matthew Bloch, Jeremy Bowers, Tom Giratikanon, Jasmine C. Lee and Paul Murray.

Rumours abound that AOC may seek to repeat her giant-toppling debut with a primary run against Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the New York political establishment and Democrats nationwide with her upset victory against Rep. Joseph Crowley, a 10-term incumbent and chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, on Tuesday night.
And it’s the kind of leadership that our states and our country have been waiting for,” she added. Bowman, however, secured the nod from AOC: “Not only is Jamaal a profound community leader, but I believe he’d make a fantastic colleague in the United States House of Representatives,” she said. And whether progressives could continue to pull the Democratic Party to the left at a time of national crisis and in a presidential election year that saw the archetypal establishment politician, former vice president Joe Biden, easily win the nomination. “To win with that kind of mandate is transformative,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez said in a video message to supporters as the results came in.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s easy transition from insurgent to establishment comes at a time of heightened speculation about her future. A win for him would suggest that the progressive wave is by no means over. The 30-year-old progressive defeated a number of centrist primary challengers from her own party, paving the way for re-election in New York’s 14th district, a safe Democratic seat that covers the Bronx and Queens. POLITICO's coverage of the 2018 midterm races for Senate, House, Governors & Key Ballot Measures. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. She had spent the morning volunteering for the campaign, handing out flyers. AOC, by contrast, raised most of her money from grassroots campaigns — small donations from supporters across the country. She said she was drawn to AOC because “she was willing to stand up and fight”. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles.

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Historically, the party not in control of the White House performs stronger in the midterms, and 2018 could continue the trend.

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