Incumbent New York Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley, the fourth most powerful Democrat in the House, lost to his Democratic Socialist challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the New York primary on Tuesday.
Crowley lost with 42.4 percent of the vote to Ocasio-Cortez’s 57.6 percent of the vote with 88 percent of precincts reporting, according to a New York Times report.
Ocasio-Cortez, who is 28 years old, ran on a progressive platform of Medicare for all, a federal jobs guarantee and abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to her campaign site. Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and she praised the DSA, saying that she is “so honored to have their endorsement” in a June 4 tweet.
“What we have built is permanent. No. Matter. What,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Tuesday shortly before the election was called.
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