Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won Another New York Primary
New York Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won another primary for the congressional midterm elections in November.
Ocasio-Cortez notably ousted longterm Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th district, and she has now also won as a write-in candidate for the Reform Party in the neighboring 15th district, according to the New York Daily News.
Shockingly – and I’m told this is not a joke – we have ALSO won a primary in the neighboring 15th Congressional District via write-in campaign on the Reform line!
While I am honored that so many Bronxites are excited about our campaign, I will remain the Dem nominee for NY-14. https://t.co/edidvU5sOr
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 11, 2018
New York state laws bar an individual from being candidates for two different offices simultaneously, so Ocasio-Cortez is not able to run for both districts. She already announced she will continue her pursuit of the 14th district, the one she previously won.
She has made waves since winning her primary last month. Following that victory, Ocasio-Cortez stated her belief, which was a part of her platform, that the immigration customs enforcement agency should be abolished. (RELATED: OCASIO-CORTEZ: ABOLISHING ICE IS ‘COMMON SENSE’)
More recently, Tom Perez, the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called Ocasio-Cortez the “future of [the Democratic] party.” (RELATED: DNC CHAIR: SOCIALIST OCASIO-CORTEZ IS ‘FUTURE OF OUR PARTY’)