Knowing he was beaten, Crowley, a guitarist, strummed "Born to Run" and dedicated it to her. "It's unfortunate, but I believe that we are at that point".
"I think there is a real hunger for change on the ground level", Ms. Katz said.
Struggling for words, the politician who won nearly 60 per cent of the vote, said: "I can not believe these numbers right now, but I do know that every person here worked there butt off to change the future of the Bronx and Queens".
"The fact that in a very progressive district in NY, it went more progressive - and (incumbent Rep.) Joe Crowley is a progressive - but to the left of Joe Crowley is about that district", Pelosi said.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that Ocasio-Cortez's surprise win represented "a choice in one district" and was not representative of a larger movement within the Democratic Party.
The rage among the liberal base - stoked by heart-rending accounts of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border - has led to new bursts of activism, confrontation and, perhaps, an anti-establishment fervour that could endanger seemingly safe Democratic politicians.
She grew up in the Bronx.. It came in a New York City district that exemplifies the country's changing demographics. "That's what I did my first year". She started working two jobs - one as a bartender - sometimes working 18-hour shifts to help her family make ends meet. And new voters, many of whom may also be new Americans, don't have allegiances to incumbent Democrats. Also, Ocasio-Cortez is a member of Democratic Socialists of America. I mean, he's an out of touch Democrat that permanently resides in Virginia. In New York, they've made it even more hard for them to come out by separating the congressional races from the higher-profile state races, like governor and so forth. "It's to say that no individual's civil rights are to be violated".
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She studied at Boston University, receiving degrees in economics and global relations, and said she is still paying off her student loans.
She promoted education and literacy in the Bronx.. She recently went to Tornillo, Texas, to protest against policies that have separated parents from their children at the southern USA border.
Ocasio-Cortez got her first taste of professional politics while working for the late Senator Ted Kennedy on immigration casework and foreign affairs. Her long-shot effort had drawn national interest from Democrats looking to move their party away from the establishment path represented by Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign and toward policies, including Medicare for all, championed by Sanders. Speaking as to why Crowley lost nonetheless, Christina Greer, an associate professor of political science at Fordham University and a McSilver Fellow at New York University, said that Crowley had likely overestimated his support in the district.
THIS is how we win. "I felt like the only way to effectively run for office is if you had access to a lot of wealth, high social influence, a lot of dynastic power, and I knew that I didn't have any of those things".
She joined protesters at the Standing Rock demonstration against a natural gas pipeline.
Alexandria has consistently said that we need to be more progressive.
"ICE is a mess", she told Remezcla. Tillemann ended up losing his primary to Crow, but the real lesson for Democrats is in NY.