Newsday, The 28-year-old shaking up the Democrat Party

J. Scott Applewhite  AP

J. Scott Applewhite AP

Her defeat of incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley was deemed a "shocking upset" by many.

A self-described democratic socialist, she is expected to win the general election this fall against her GOP opponent in a deep blue district.

"You consider yourself a Democratic socialist like Bernie Sanders, correct?"

Further, he noted the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that governments can not force employees to join a union or pay so-called "fees", undercutting a system that has bankrolled Democrat candidates for decades. "I just say, usually, 'Look, I'm a Democrat because my grandfather was a Democrat, and he was because F.D.R. was". This summer, we are all a Democratic Party campaign team.

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"That certainly doesn't bode well for them and their politics as they continue to move more to the socialist left."
She appealed to a widespread sense among urban Democrats that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama had been insufficiently progressive and had allowed Mr. Trump's rise by compromising too much. "But the old line Democrats who still think that they're mainstream Democrats and not radicalized despite their radical utterances and policies, are beside themselves today", he said.

Opting for bold lettering and a flat design treatment that forgoes drop shadows, gradients, American flag motifs, and other visual cliches, the identity intentionally avoids pretentious signifiers to refreshing effect; one might even liken the energetic campaign visuals to a local poster bill. "And they know it". Colbert asked. "Well, you know, the president is from Queens, with all due respect", she responded.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" that each 2018 and 2020 Democratic candidate must be asked about his or her support for "the new face of the Democratic Party" represented by Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez, which is "to the stark left of America".

After suffering resounding losses across the board during the 2016 elections, the Democratic Party has struggled to rally around a unifying message combating President Donald Trump, as the gap between its progressive and Establishment factions widened.

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Her campaign centered on a progressive agenda of Medicare for all, jobs for all and immigration for all.

"I think I was primarily compelled on moral grounds, because I could only imagine if 60 people were shot and killed in Ferguson or if 60 people were shot and killed in the West Virginia teacher strikes", Ocasio-Cortez said.

Pelosi, who has vowed to stay on as leader, downplayed the election results.

Never has the world been so obsessively concerned with the inner workings and minor electoral battles of the U.S. Democratic Party. So what's your problem? "Two out of three ain't bad", Pelosi also said.

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Her campaign reported a modest uptick in donations - some $15,000 - in the hours following Tuesday's primary.

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