28 year old bartender Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off a huge upset beating House Democratic Caucus Chair Joseph Crawley for the Democratic nomination for NY14. This is a very safe district so she will become the youngest member of Congress and youngest ever woman elected.
Crawley was in line to be the next Speaker if the Democrats won, so she has taken out a big beast. She campaigned effectively against his ties to corporate donors etc.
But the trouble for the Democrats is that she is hard hard left. One of her policies is to basically abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service. So that is saying open borders to the whole world. It will get her elected in NY14, but not help the Dems elsewhere. Her other policies are:
- Guaranteed jobs
- Medicare for all
- Free tertiary fees
They’ll double the US deficit by themselves.