Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sigue Ganando
NY congressional candidate and Democratic breakout star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won another primary -- this time, in New York’s 15th Congressional District. The Reform Party held a write-in primary and invited unaffiliated voters to submit their preferred candidates, and on Tuesday, the city Board of Elections certified Ocasio-Cortez’s write-in victory. Of the 22 people who received write-in votes, Ocasio-Cortez got the most with nine, beating incumbent Congressman José Serrano (D). “Shockingly — and I’m told this is not a joke — we have ALSO won a primary in the neighboring 15th Congressional District via write-in campaign on the Reform line!,” she tweeted. “While I am honored that so many Bronxites are excited about our campaign, I will remain the Dem nominee for NY-14.” Ocasio-Cortez, who shocked the establishment when she beat incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley in June’s Democratic primary, will face Republican Anthony Pappas in the November midterm election. More here.