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How Ocasio-Cortez’s victory will shake up future elections

How Ocasio-Cortez’s victory will shake up future elections


♪♪>>DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS ARE GETTING READY FOR WAR WITH OTHER DEMOCRATS. THE RISE OF PROGRESSIVES SUCH AS ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ HAS INCUMBENT LAWMAKERS WORRIED ABOUT PRY I MARY CHALLENGERS — PRIMARY CHALLENGERS FROM THE LEFT. DOUG McELWAY TELLS US ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE DOING ABOUT IT.>>JOE CRAWLEY WAS A STRONG CANDIDATE TO BECOME SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. ALONG CAME AN UPSTART BARTENDER. VIRTUALLY NO POLITICAL EXPERIENCE, LITTLE MONEY, LESS KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO RAISE IT. ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ BEAT CRAWLEY IN A DISTRICT WHERE THEY STOOD NO CHANCE IN A GENERAL ELECTION.>>THE HOPE IS KINETIC.>>SHE’S SHAKEN ESTABLISHED NORMS. NO SENIORITY. LITTLE RESPECT FROM SENIOR COLLEAGUES. SHE DOES HAVE 5.1 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA SAVVY. THAT HAS 41 OTHER DEMOCRATIC INCOUPLE BENLTS WORRIED ABOUT THE CHALLENGERS. STEVE ISRAEL TELLS INCUMBENTS TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED. THE A.P. FOUND 16 HOUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE RAISED OVER $1 MILLION TO STAVE OFF PRIMARY CHALLENGERS. 20 OTHERS RAISED HALF MILLION IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR. ONE OF THE GOD FATHERS OF THE FAR LEFT PRIMARY CHALLENGE IS THIS MAN, UNTIL LAST WEEK HE WAS AOC’S CHIEF OF STAFF. HE CONVINCED HER AND NINE OTHER FAR LEFT DEMOCRATS TO MOUNT PRIMARY CHALLENGES. HE WAS THE MONEY MAN AND DESCRIBED HOW THE MONEY BUNDLING OPERATION WORKED FOR INEXPERIENCED CANDIDATES.>>TRYING TO FIND PEOPLE THAT AREN’T CAREER POLITICIANS. PART OF THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING THIS UNIFIED CAMPAIGN WHERE THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND FUNDRAISING IS DECIDED FOR THE CANDIDATES, CAN YOU GET WORKING PEOPLE TO RUN WITHOUT THEM HAVING TO FOCUS ON FUNDRAISING.>>LAST UMP MARCH, AOC AND HE WERE HIT WITH A COMPLAINT THAT THEY ORCHESTRATED AN EXTENSIVE OFF THE BOOKS EFFORT. NANCY PELOSI TOLD HER TO REIN IT IN. THE SPEAKER’S MOTIVATION MAY HAVE BEEN TO PROTECT HER

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