VICTORY: DFA on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ stunning primary upset victory in NY-14
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just delivered the primary upset of the year unseating Democratic House Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley in the NY-14 Democratic Primary.
Statement from Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' primary stunner:
"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' stunning victory tonight is the clearest demonstration yet that when candidates welcome the New American majority of people of color and white progressive voters and run on a bold, visionary inclusive populist agenda tremendous change is possible.
"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the army of grassroots volunteers who delivered this jaw-dropping victory tonight didn't just win a difficult race, they won a primary campaign that most laughed at them for even waging. They earned every single vote, not by currying favors with the powerful, but by running an authentic, visionary campaign driven by bold ideas like Medicare-for-All, tuition-free college, robust criminal justice reform, and a federal jobs guarantee. They made it clear that Democrats need the courage to change.
"We couldn't be prouder to have backed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in this primary and we hope her victory tonight sends a clear message to a Democratic Party that still needs to hear it: When Democratic candidates run campaigns rooted in inclusive populist priorities and centering the lived experiences of the New American Majority of people of color and white progressives, progressives win." -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America