Democrats see major upset as socialist beats top-ranking US congressman

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UNITED LEFT congratulates USA socialist grass roots Democrat candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in defeating incumbent for the Democrat nomination for New York state. This follows a hugely successful community campaign to reclaim the Democrat Party, inspired by the campaign for Bernie Sanders. There other exciting developments elsewhere in the current round of Democrat nominations so watch this space!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic socialist from the Bronx, has unseated Joe Crowley, a 20-year congressman, in a stunning political upset that sent shockwaves through the party.

The victory, in a New York district primary election to determine who stands against the Republicans in November’s midterms for a seat in Congress, immediately prompted debate about the wider ramifications for the Democrats, and whether it heralds a further move to the left.

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