Diverse candidates have been favored over white male contenders in multiple Democratic primaries this midterm election season, according to The Washington Post.
“Democratic voters have been picking women, racial minorities, and gay men and lesbians in races around the country at historic rates,” WaPo reported Wednesday in an article titled “The worst thing to be in many Democratic primaries? A white male candidate.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic nominee for New York’s 14th congressional district, was hailed as “the newest start of the Democratic Party” by WaPo. (RELATED: Socialist Darling Caught Celebrating, Campaigning With Known Anti-Semite And Racist)
Cortez’s appeal to “tribal identities of class, age, gender and ethnicity turned out to be a good gamble,” wrote. She won the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary against incumbent, Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley of New York.
“In this new social media age of politics, compelling, authentic candidates who can tell positive stories about themselves are succeeding over lifer politicians,” Simon Rosenberg, a strategist at the New Democratic Network, said, according to The Washington Post.
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