Progressive candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for NY-14 has released a powerful new ad that clearly lays out the policy and vision differences between herself and her establishment opponents:
Ocasio-Cortez has also picked up the endorsement of the DSA:
The Democratic Socialists of America endorsed New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday, throwing its support behind the progressive candidate as her campaign to unseat longtime Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), the powerful chair of the House Democratic Caucus, gains steam.
After beginning her campaign for New York Congressional District 14, covering parts of the Bronx and Queens, earlier this year, Ocasio-Cortez has gained widespread attention in recent weeks after releasing a campaign ad in which she promised to fight for Medicare for All, tuition-free public college, and criminal justice reform—and attacked Crowley as “a Democrat who takes corporate money [and] profits off foreclosure” and who “cannot possibly represent us.”
Describing herself as “an organizer, an educator, and a working-class New Yorker,” Ocasio-Cortez told viewers, “Going into politics wasn’t part of the plan. But after 20 years of the same representation, we have to ask: who has New York been changing for?”
Ocasio-Cortez also won the endorsement of progressive Attorney General candidate Zephyr Teachout last week. Teachout called the Bronx native’s challenge to Crowley a “gutsy, hopeful, grassroots campaign.”
Ocasio-Cortez and Crowley are set to debate on June 15 in a live televised broadcast, ahead of the June 26 Deemocratic primary.
The revolution will be all up AND down the ballot! 🌹
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) June 3, 2018