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“… this triumph is particularly unique considering incumbent rates for reelection to the U.S. House hover near 90 percent since 1964, and in 2016 it was 97 percent. So Ocasio-Cortez beat the odds, but why?
Despite Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist label, the issues played a relatively minimal role. Both candidates seemed to agree on nearly everything except abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement and impeaching President Donald Trump (something Pelosi herself opposes).
Crowley had a track record and certainly wasn’t a moderate Democrat. He co-sponsored the Medicare for All Act and legislation to make the federal minimum wage $15 an hour. At the local level, he supported closing the Rikers Island prison and brought substantial federal funding to the Queens and Bronx areas (Ocasio-Cortez admitted as much after her victory)…
While Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign arguably went negative highlighting his gaffs, Crowley’s campaign never attacked because his campaign never felt she was a threat. The Crowley congressional campaign’s last poll was conducted three weeks before election day and it found him 36 points ahead.
Voter turnout was depressed, which was to Ocasio-Cortez’s advantage. According to political scientist Matthew J. Streb, low voter turnout favors the anti-establishment because they are typically highly engaged and know the issues; only 13 percent of registered voters turned out in the primary…
However, Ocasio-Cortez’s major advantage was her motivating life story which her campaign brilliantly promoted. Ocasio-Cortez told a touching, unique story about her humble background in her campaign video by saying “women like me aren’t supposed to run for office.” This Cinderella story clearly struck a chord with her campaign video going viral.” The Hill July 3 2018
“Ocasio-Cortez made her hardscrabble roots a prominent feature of her campaign, and bragged to late-night host Stephen Colbert that President Donald Trump wouldn’t know how to handle a ‘girl from the Bronx’ such as herself.
Critics bore down hard after the New York Times revealed on Wednesday that she had moved to the home in Westchester at age five – a fact obscured in her official campaign biography.
‘Identity politics duped the left. They got a Westchester girl that campaigned as the Bronx,‘ Katrina Pierson, a senior advisor to Trump’s reelection campaign, wrote on Sunday in a tweet, citing a DailyMail.com report on the controversy.
Now Ocasio-Cortez explains that her father, an architect who ran a business focused on remodeling and renovation, did not make the move with her and her mother, leaving her caught between the city and the suburbs.
‘My dad had a small family business in the Bronx, and the rest of my whole family stayed there. So I grew up between two worlds, shuttling between the Bronx and Yorktown most of my life,’ she said.
‘It was that experience that allowed me to internalize at an early age that the zip code a child in born in determines much of their opportunity; and that was an early motivating factor for me to work for community change,’ she continued.
‘As soon as I graduated college and had a choice of my own, I moved back home to the Bronx to work in the community and be with my family to help raise the little ones in my family.’ Daily Mail July 2 2018
“She had helped launch Flats Fix, a tacos and craft cocktail spot in Manhattan, while pondering what to do next.”..
” She’d worked with Bronx progressives and the Democratic Socialists of America to lobby Crowley’s office”..
“Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress, among the progressive groups that had urged her to run, ended up staffing her campaign.”..
“In her campaign videos and posters, designed by friends from New York’s socialist circles, she came out for the abolition of ICE, universal Medicare, a federal jobs guarantee and free college tuition. The ads also made it clear that she was a different candidate – a young Latina from the Bronx, not a white man from Queens. The posters, which she said were designed to look “revolutionary,” were bilingual and centered her face; her viral campaign video, created by a socialist team called Means of Production, began with her saying that “women like me aren’t supposed to run for office,” over an image of her getting ready for the day in a busy apartment building.”…
“The only time we create any kind of substantive change is when we reach out to a disaffected electorate and inspire and motivate them to vote,” Ocasio-Cortez told the left-wing magazine In These Times, in one of many interviews she gave as her campaign seemed to surge in the final weeks. “That is how [Barack] Obama won and got reelected, and that’s how Bernie Sanders did so well.” LA Times June 27 2018
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