A recent Gallup poll has shaken up Democratic Party leaders as it suggests the party is beginning to favor socialism over capitalism.
And her victory is the good news we all desperately need.
Ocasio-Cortez ran on a progressive platform and advocated for Medicare for all, the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and will be the youngest person elected to Congress at 28 if she can defeat Republican candidate Anthony Pappas in November.
“I cannot believe these numbers right now. But I do know that every single person here has worked their butt off to change the future of the Bronx and Queens. That’s what I know. That’s what I know. And that this victory belongs to every single grassroots organizer, every working parent, every mom, every member of the LGBTQ community. Every single person is responsible for this.” — Ocasio-Cortez
The primary could prove to be a big wake up call for establishment democrats who have thus far chosen to ignore the socioeconomic crisis that made our current president so appealing to otherwise democratic voters in the 2016 election.
The names of the candidates are as follows: