'Abolish ICE' Socialist Newcomer Stuns Top Democrat with Primary Upset

3 young progressives look to topple longtime incumbents in New York’s Tuesday primaries

NEW YORK-On Tuesday's Democratic primary election for New York's 14th Congressional District, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accomplished a almost impossible task: She defeated her heavily overfunded incumbent opponent. The 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez's win against the heavily funded 56-year-old chairman of the House Democratic Caucus - who was widely rumored to be a front-runner in succeeding House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) - is the latest dramatic shift in the party's leftward trajectory.

KELSEY SNELL, BYLINE: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knew from the start that her campaign to unseat the fourth-highest-ranking Democrat in the House was disruptive. She has never before held political office and ran much of her campaign while working as a bartender at Flats Fix in Union Square.

Fernandez said she hasn't always had aspirations of holding political office, but she followed politics closely and had a passion for giving back and helping those around her. Fernandez said before the election, Ocasio-Cortez texted him and said that "it all happened so fast".

"Joe is a great guy, but I don't think he paid enough attention to those constituents at home", he said Wednesday morning.

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Despite being in a state of shock after her win, the socialist found words to thank members of the LGBTQ community.

Crowley has been in Congress since 1999 and hadn't faced an opponent in a primary election since 2004, when Ocasio-Cortez was just a teenager. "This is why we must come together", Crowley after his defeat.

In a viral campaign video, Ocasio-Cortez showed off the upbringing that shaped her self-described "democratic-socialist" views: She believes in Medicare for all, an end mass incarceration and the war on drugs and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

Ocasio-Cortez shared an Instagram post during her campaign past year that showed her hard a work behind the bar.

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He's a 10-term lawmaker who's been part of the party's House leadership.

It was after watching Republican President Donald Trump's election, she decided it was time her New York City district was represented by a young progressive woman of colour. " Throughout the primary, she artfully mixed democratic demands for national and working class representation with a constant trumpeting of her democratic socialist platform".

Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez marches during the Bronx's pride parade earlier this month.

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". She has also expressed solidarity for Puerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria. She stated that "from day one" Trump had committed "violations", also noting investigations into the president's former campaign. "I saw how all of the people-particularly the Native people and the Lakota Sioux-were putting their whole lives and everything that they had on the line for the protection of their community".

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"Is it time for new blood?" Ocasio-Cortez asked her fellow students that day, according to BU's student newspaper The Daily Free Press. "I think that we have the grounds to do it".

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