Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Ocasio-Cortez's lineage: a history of 'socialists' from NY

Ocasio-Cortez's lineage: a history of 'socialists' from NY

Last year, a similar primary-bad-Democrats effort, #AllOfUs, folded into Justice Democrats; at the same time, the End Citizens United PAC, which had been created as a satellite of the main Democratic Party campaign groups, was getting more "mainstream" candidates to turn down corporate PAC money, tamping down some of the insurgents' momentum.

Cardillo has since tweeted more than a few times about Ocasio-Cortez, saying he believes that she'll fail in Congress and that, despite his incorrect mention of where she went to school, he still believes she's "not a 'girl from the Bronx.'".

But it appears Ocasio-Cortez never lied about her roots.

PEREZ: "Well, my daughters -I have three kids - two of whom - one just graduated college, one is in college and they were both texting me about their excitement over Alexandria". It'll take a minute.

She explained why she considers herself a Democratic socialist.

Ocasio-Cortez, whose upset victory made her an instant political star, has spent the days since then alternating between media interviews and endorsements of like-minded candidates.

Last week, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district. "They got a Westchester girl that campaigned as the Bronx". "Carper", she said. "He was jogging".

She also blasted the TV host for his attempts to discredit her by reportedly lying about her past, while all the while claiming that it was, in fact, Ocasio-Cortez who was lying.

"After diving in and doing some research and gauging the political climate of the US after the Trump election, Bernie Sanders' Democratic primary loss, and countless others, I had a strong feeling that Alex's story would be quite a remarkable one regardless of the outcome of the primary", Alvarado said. It had been mostly successful in races in which the Democratic Party's establishment did not see a reason to compete, including some deep-red districts in Texas. "I think that you can't win the White House without the Midwest and I don't think you can go too far to the left and still win the Midwest".

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez marches during the Bronx's pride parade in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 17, 2018.

John Cardillo, in response to the fierce rebuttal, said that he stood corrected about Ocasio-Cortez's alma mater, but continued to insist that the NY Democratic candidate was not being wholly truthful about her past.

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