In a stunning upset in June’s New York Democratic primary, Bronx-born political organizer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist in the vein of Bernie Sanders, defeated Rep. Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking member of the Democratic Party’s House leadership.
Longtime Democratic council member Nancy Floreen is weighing an independent run for Montgomery County executive, saying residents of Maryland’s largest jurisdiction would be better served by having a different option than either of the men vying for her party’s nomination.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) on June 26. Just last year the 28-year-old was working as a bartender and server.
Democrats agree that Donald Trump’s history of bragging about groping and assaulting women is unacceptable, but they don’t agree about how to deal with it in 2020.