Joe Crowley, Senior House Democratic Leader, Defeated in Primary Upset

In a major upset for the Democratic Party establishment, Rep. Joe Crowley of New York lost his election Tuesday, unseated by a young progressive newcomer who reflects restiveness in the left wing of the party.

The Associated Press declared Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old former Bernie Sanders organizer, the winner of the race for New York’s 14th congressional district, which includes parts of Queens and the Bronx.

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