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Beating an incumbent by a large margin gives me some hope ... especially a woman candidate from a Puerta Rican minority.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat | BBC News |

A millennial candidate has shaken up the US Democratic Party having beaten the incumbent congressman for his seat.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated political veteran Joe Crowley, 56, on Tuesday night in their party's congressional primary in New York City.

Mr Crowley, a 10-term Democrat, had been tipped as a future party leader or even Speaker of the House.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez, a former Bernie Sanders volunteer from a Puerto Rican family, won with a 57.5% majority.

Mr Crowley, who had not faced a challenger from his own party in 14 years, had 42.5% in the majority ethnic minority district, which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez will now face Republican candidate Anthony Pappas in the November mid-terms.

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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Jun 27th, 2018 at 10:45:03 AM EST

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