Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Goes Ahead and Makes It Official

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to Washington. The 28-year-old democratic socialist from New York’s 14th Congressional district won Tuesday’s election, defeating Republican Anthony Pappas. Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign refused to take corporate money, ran hard on economic and social justice, and offered a full-throated defense of progressive policy like Medicare for all—and fucking won.


Ocasio-Cortez handily won the Democratic nomination over 56-year-old incumbent Joseph Crowley in June, who had held the seated for over a decade and hadn’t faced a primary challenger since 2004. Her primary victory caught some news outlets off-guard; the New York Times, for example, hadn’t much bothered to cover her campaign until then.

The night of the primary election, a video was taken that shows Ocasio-Cortez watching the results announcing her win on TV; she screams because she can’t believe it. But no one can be reasonably be surprised anymore. She did that shit.

Senior Writer, Jezebel



What is this feeling? It’s kinda glimmering. And warm. And uplifting.

Either I’m feeling hope for the first time in four years, or this wine-in-a-box is kicking in.