Ocasio-Cortez's lineage: a history of 'socialists' from NY

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Ocasio-Cortez now resides in the same Bronx neighborhood, Parkchester, where she lived prior to moving to Westchester County. The Thursday after her primary win, she appeared as a guest on "The Late Show" hosted by Stephen Colbert.

Ocasio-Cortez, 28, was asked if she would be nicer to Trump after the president complained in a tweet that Crowley wasn't deferential to him.

Ocasio-Cortez's brother's description differs from photos of the houses tweeted by Cardillo: "I owned & sold that home". Alvarado viewed the campaign as an opportunity to document her "humble beginnings and run for office".

The DNC chief added that he has "great respect" for Ocasio-Cortez's primary opponent, Rep. Joe Crowley, whom Perez called a "good Democrat" and a "class act".

Alvarado said he attended social demonstrations, political events and went door-to-door with Ocasio-Cortez, as she met voters in her district.

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Ocasio-Cortez returned to the Bronx after graduating college and spent her time there community organizing and working in eduction. While living in the Bronx, she founded Brook Avenue Press, an independent publishing house for books that present the Bronx in a positive light. 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.

John Cardillo, in response to the fierce rebuttal, said that he stood corrected about Ocasio-Cortez's alma mater, but continued to insist that the NY Democratic candidate was not being wholly truthful about her past.

(Ing, like Ocasio-Corte, is a member of Democratic Socialists of America.) But Ocasio-Cortez's win is getting them a second look from the news media, which does not want to miss another upset, and donors, who are eager to rally behind another "impossible" cause.

"Polling people try to identify who's the most likely person to turn out". 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. "It was clear to her, even then, that the zip code a child was born in determined much of their destiny".