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Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is? 5 things to know about the New York congressional candidate

Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left) together with New York gubenatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon at their victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley.

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When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saw the guide had said about incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York in the primaries, and her face all.

“I can’t tell you,” she told a NY1 reporter, visibly stunned, as the results of their victory came. “I can’t believe that these figures now, but I know that every single person that worked here, to change your butt way to the future of the Bronx and Queens.”

Challenger @Ocasio2018 crashed one of the top Democrats in Congress @repjoecrowley, Tuesday night in their primary in the 14th district. The victory stunned even her live on our channel. #NY1Politics https://t.co/fnK1O0bacz pic.twitter.com/RjuqHJpn1p

Spectrum NY1 News (@NY1) June 27, 2018

At the age of 28 years, Ocasio-Cortez, their campaign led with a relatively low budget and remained steadfast and tremendous jet power to the liberals. You called Crowley, a 56-year-old, has been in Congress since 1999, when in connection with groups aligned with President Trump and the Republicans.

Crowley, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, the fourth highest ranking position in the Democratic leadership in that chamber of Congress.

“The community is ready for a movement of economic and social justice,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “This is what we are trying to convey.”

She was outspent 18-1 in the primary election for the 14th district, and even The Associated Press said, to do that you have enough money polling for the race.

Ocasio-Cortez the face, Anthony Pappas, a Republican, in the General election.

Read more and learn more about Ocasio-Cortez.

You could be the youngest woman in Congress

If Elise Stefanik won the seat of your congressional – also in New York – she was the youngest woman ever chosen to be 30 years old.

At the age of 28 years, Ocasio-Cortez, Stefanik was able to take a beat.

Ocasio-Cortez never before held elected office and is still paying off her student loans, she said previously, Elite Daily. She is a graduate of Boston University, where she earned two degrees: Economics and international relations.

It is a Bernie Sanders alumna

Corey Torpie/courtesy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-campaign on AP

(Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is involved in a Bengali community outreach in New York.)

Ocasio-Cortez the political experience is located in the municipality organize. She was an organizer for sen Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential candidacy.

And your messaging in the primary mirror seems to be their political ties with the Sanders; according to The New York Times, they put an emphasis on smaller donors instead of wealthy corporate love. In fact, they raised reported about US $600,000 alone by small donors, Vox.

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, A WIN STUNNED DEMOCRATS, BRINGS NEW ATTENTION TO PELOSI

Sanders congratulated Ocasio-Cortez to your “extremely upset” in a tweet.

“You took the entire local Democratic establishment in your district and have a very strong victory,” said the independent of Vermont. “She has once more shown what they can do progressive grassroots politics.”

Congratulations to @Ocasio2018 on their extraordinary victory, upset tonight! She took the entire local Democratic establishment in your district and have a very strong victory. They showed once again what they can do progressive grassroots politics.

— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Anders) June 27, 2018

According to her campaign website, she also worked for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, and in particular immigration case works and foreign Affairs.

Ocasio-Cortez received support from progressive, including Cynthia Nixon

During her primary campaign, Ocasio-Cortez, primary, along with Cynthia Nixon, the former “Sex and the City” actress is running against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Governor elections. Nixon, a progressive, has already been credited with a powerful Cuomo more to the left on some issues in this race.

What a really special night! Thrilled to have @Ocasio2018 celebrate their historic victory. pic.twitter.com/aO3v3WPgLP

— Cynthia Nixon (@Cynthia Nixon) June 27, 2018

“The only way you beat a machine with one movement, and the only way that this movement can maintain its own, when we, in good faith, on common values of a New York citizen. I think that is where Cynthia and I to come together,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Cut after receiving Nixon’s approval. “I appreciate the work and the impact it has already made, due to the fact that you can go to ‘view’ and talk about the abolition of ICE cream. What we can do, is tag-team this message so that every community can hear it, must hear it. And I think that this kind of solidarity along the lines is very, very powerful.”

After their victory, Nixon said, “Here in New York, the progressive revolution has started, and we could not be more proud to be a part of this movement.”

We endorsed @Ocasio2018, because we believe it is the future of the Democratic party. Today, she is ostracized, a 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley. Here in New York, the progressive revolution has started, and we could not be more proud to be a part of this movement. #ForTheMany pic.twitter.com/uEEbbj8qaI

— Cynthia Nixon (@Cynthia Nixon) June 27, 2018

Apart from Nixon, Ocasio-Cortez was also supported by a bevy of liberal groups, including MoveOn and Our Revolution.

Former housing and urban development Secretary Julian Castro extended his congratulations Ocasio-Cortez on social media.

“She ran responded to an inspiring, energetic campaign and the people in New York, 14th electoral district,” Castro said.

A big congratulations to @Ocasio2018 on a great victory tonight! She ran responded to an inspiring, energetic campaign and the people in New York’s 14th district.

Julián Castro (@Julia Castro) June 27, 2018

She is a member of the Democratic socialists of America

Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic socialists of America, which bills itself as the largest socialist organization in the United States

She told the Vogue magazine that socialism, to her, means “democratic participation would be to our economic people, and our economic, social, and racial dignity.”

“To me, what is the meaning of socialism, the safeguarding of the basic level of dignity. It is the assertion of the value says that the America we want, and America, we are so proud of is one in which all children have access to a solid education. It is one in which no person is too poor to live the medications you need to. It is to say that no individual citizen’s rights are violated. And it is to say that we need to examine the historical injustice that have created a lot of inequalities – both in terms of economy and social and racial justice – because they are intertwined,” she said.

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Their platform included Medicare for all, tuition-free public universities, more gun control, criminal law reform, and the “housing as a human right”.

He called it: “Eric Cantor moment” for the democratic party, Mother Jones magazine Ocasio-Cortez heralded campaign of folders, more on the left than Crowley, who said the liberal publication, was “a reliable progressive vote in Congress.” It indicates that Ocasio-Cortez, was one of the first congressional candidates to be resolved for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office.

“As the supervise, the working of the trump administration, ICE with virtually no accountability, to tear apart families and keep our friends and neighbors for an indefinite period of time in inhumane prisons in the USA are scattered,” her campaign website States. “Alex believes, that if we are to preserve civil justice, we need to get rid of, ICE, and ensure that our undocumented neighbors to be treated with dignity and respect owed to all people, regardless of their citizenship status.”

You recently went to bolt, Texas, to protest against the policies that have separated the parents from their children at the southern border.

“We have our country on autopilot and we have to accept what is happening,” she told Refinery29. “And what is happening in this country is indicative that we need a new leadership. We need new leadership in the Democratic party, and we need new leadership in the country.”

She grew up in the Bronx and helped to support her family after the death of her father

Born in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez grew up with a mother from Puerto Rico and a father was a small business owner. After her father died of cancer in 2008, Ocasio-Cortez worked two jobs in the restaurant-to help industry your family are on the rounds.

A year ago @Ocasio2018 cocktail work in a craft bar in Manhattan-your site has always drinks a image of your mix. From the bar to the destruction of the Queens democratic machine, in a year. pic.twitter.com/XvmDYxAXG4

— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel) June 27, 2018

After returning to the Bronx after college, Ocasio-Cortez, pushed for more childhood, education and literacy, according to The New York Times. They also began with a publisher’s books produces the representation of the Bronx in a positive way, The New York Daily News reported that in 2012.

Her education also helped her foray into politics, she told Elite Daily.

“Policy, at the table, every single day,” she said. “It is the culture. In Puerto Rico, you don’t talk about politics, even if the people agree.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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