Ocasio-Cortez: From Serving Drinks to Landslide Wins

Just one year ago Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was mixing drinks at a Manhattan bar. Now, she has defeated longstanding Representative Joseph Crowley in the New York Democratic primary. After acquiring overnight fame as “one of the most-talked about names in American politics” due to her win in New York’s 14th Congressional District,  Ocasio-Cortez is using her platform to support other women candidates. Even though the 28-year-old has never held office, she is making it clear that “the time for discounting female and outsider candidates has passed.”

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