The political race between a progressive young Latina and the Queens county boss is more than just about winning an election.
It’s about creating a new future and direction for a wayward Democratic Party.
Bronx activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is mounting the first real primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (Establishment-NY) since his first reëlection campaign two decades ago. Could a progressive young Latina actually beat the Queens Democratic Party boss ? Crowley has an enormous war chest filled with Wall Street money. Reportedly, Crowley is so worried that he is burning through about $1 million to stave off defeat in the ballot box. The odds that Ocasio-Cortez faces are long, and there is an aspect to legend-making to the race. As the underdog, Ocasio-Cortez is garnering sympathy, so much so that the Indypendent dubs the race, Alexandria vs. Goliath.