Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Puts Yorktown Heights on the Map

Hugh Fox
July 4, 2018

Shortly after, Cardillo responded to Ocasio-Cortez's comments, acknowledging that he had made a mistake when he said she attended Brown. "Carper", she said. "He was jogging".

Except Ocasio-Cortez isn't quite the blue-collar champion she's branding herself as.

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Ocasio-Cortez's brother's description differs from photos of the houses tweeted by Cardillo: "I owned & sold that home". She forgot to put that in her campaign video. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign, have won primaries for federal-level legislative seats, and the group has propelled dozens of candidates to victories at the state level this year.

Cardillo is still tweeting about Ocasio-Cortez a day later. To appear on the ballot, she garnered 5,480 signatures from registered voters, Alvarez said. As she told Nation reporter Raina Lipsitz, "I can't name a single issue with roots in race that doesn't have economic implications, and I cannot think of a single economic issue that doesn't have racial implications".

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"Fast forward to now, and the people of NY-14 have spoken, and now she is only an election away from getting into Congress and being the first woman of color to represent her native Bronx neighborhood and district of NY-14", he said. According to Corbin Trent, a Justice Democrats co-founder who spent seven weeks working full-time for Ocasio-Cortez, this was the dream all along - one breakthrough candidate who demonstrates that incumbents are beatable.

Democrat National Committee Chair Tom Perez called Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "the future of the party" during the Bill Press Show Tuesday. In a 1999 New York Times profile of Yorktown Heights, the town supervisor described it as "a folksy area where people can come, kick off their shoes, wander around, sit in a cafe, listen to a concert in the park, or go to the theater". "I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny", she told the Washington Post this week, reiterating similar sentiment during an interview with Stephen Colbert.

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She concluded: "Your attempt to strip me of my family, my story, my home, and my identity is exemplary of how scared you are of the power of all four of those things".

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