Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could be the future of the Democratic Party.
The 31-year-old New York Democrat was thrust almost immediately into the spotlight after her upset victory against 20-year incumbent Joe Crowley in 2018. Her largely grassroots campaign focused on bringing a new economic message to New York’s 14th congressional district, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens.
Ocasio-Cortez was a bartender before she embarked on her political career, openly describing herself as a Democratic socialist. In her short tenure in the House, Ocasio-Cortez has laid out an ambitious vision for the future of the country, advocating for plans such as the Green New Deal, a nationalized health