Alexandria Ocasio Cortez - tendency of Jan 15

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

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On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez received 57. 13% of the vote (15,897) to Joe Crowley's 42. 5% (11,761), defeating the 10-term incumbent by almost 15 percentage points. Time called her victory "the biggest upset of the 2018 elections so far"; CNN made a similar statement. The New York Times described Crowley's loss as "a shocking primary defeat on Tuesday, the most significant loss for a Democratic incumbent in more than a decade, and one that will reverberate across the party and the country". The Guardian called it "one of the biggest upsets in recent American political history". Her victory was especially surprising as she was outspent 18–1. Merriam-Webster reported that searches for the word "socialism" spiked 1,500% after her victory. In a sign of her outsider status, as of 11 p. m. on election day Crowley had not phoned Ocasio-Cortez; she believed he did not have her phone number and stated that she did not have his. Earlier in the evening, however, Crowley, an amateur guitarist, had played a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" at his election night watch party by way of conceding defeat, having dedicated it to Ocasio-Cortez.