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Ocasio-Cortez Upsets Crowley in New York Democratic Primary

  • Incumbent Donovan defeats ex-convict predecessor in GOP race
  • NY was among Seven states holding primary elections on Tuesday
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NY Democratic Primary Upset Highlights Search for Fresh Leadership
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Longtime Representative Joe Crowley was dealt a stunning upset in New York’s Democratic primary Tuesday by a young challenger from the party’s progressive wing, while Republican Representative Dan Donovan decisively beat back a challenge from former congressman and ex-convict Michael Grimm with the help of an endorsement from President Donald Trump.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who previously worked as an organizer for Senator Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign, won the Democratic nomination for Crowley’s district covering Queens and part of the Bronx in a race seen as a fight between the party’s old guard and a new, more liberal generation.