Democratic Candidate Faces Questions Over Her 'Working Class' Bronx Background

Marsha Scott
July 4, 2018

According to Corbin Trent, co-founder of the Justice Democrats, the rush of corporate news outlets scrambling to give Ocasio-Cortez-and candidates like her-the coverage she had previously gotten mainly from smaller independent sources, has been welcomed by other progressives. Not everyone is happy about how the attention moved toward her - not toward them - but the ones who realize what's happening, they're absolutely excited. Many have declared her too liberal or too radical for mainstream politics, including establishment leaders like Senators Nancy Pelosi and Tammy Duckworth, who have warned against voters getting "carried away" with such dramatic shift to the political left.

"She's always wanted to make a difference", Blueglass said.

Ten progressives endorsed by Our Revolution, the organization spawned by Sen. In just six days since Ocasio-Cortez's victory, Harris has netted more than $15,000 from 429 donors from 41 states and the District of Columbia - nearly as much as she had raised since the start of her campaign. "They got a Westchester girl that campaigned as the Bronx".

Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media to share a photo of completely worn-through shoes - proving how hard she's worked to get where she is today.

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Indeed, it's true just one year ago the 28-year-old woman, who will nearly surely become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, was working as a bartender.

The former Bernie Sanders organizer defeated House Democrat Joe Crowley in Tuesday's primary. After Ocasio-Cortez beat Crowley, the Stila lipstick she wore in her debate against him sold out.

Roosevelt, a Democrat and former NY governor, was not a member of the Socialist Party, but that didn't stop his critics from calling him a socialist and even a communist during his time as president. And it's worth noting that Cardillo was wrong about her school (she went to Boston University, not Brown).

In the days following her victory, Ocasio-Cortez's upbringing in Yorktown Heights became a target for many critics, who said it ran contradictory to her claim of being "a girl from the Bronx", a phrase she used on Colbert's show.

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