Last week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a twenty-eight-year old who has never held an elected office, surprised everyone by winning a democratic primary in New York against a powerful opponent, Representative Joseph Crawley.
Mr. Crowley, a representative for nineteen years, was defeated by the community organizer in a campaign that focused on education, bribery, and the claim that Mr. Crowley no longer stood for what his constituents wanted.
Ocasio-Cortez’s next step? She aims to defeat republican candidate Anthony Pappas in November. If she wins, she will be the youngest women ever elected to Congress!