- On Tuesday night, 28-year-old first-time candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was in for the surprise of her life when she defeated a powerful 10-term incumbent congressman.
- Cortez defeated Rep. Joe Crowley, a powerful 10-term congressman and the chair of the House Democratic Caucus, in the Democratic primary New York’s 14th Congressional District.
- TV news station NY1 was at her victory party to capture her incredible reaction – a mix of shock, elation, and gratitude.
- In the video, Cortez screamed in joy and was rendered literally speechless when she looked at the coverage of the results on TV and saw she was handily beating her opponent.
- When asked by NY1’s Ruschell Boone if she could put her feelings into words, Ocasio-Cortez confidently responded, “Nope, I cannot put this into words.”
- After taking a few seconds to get over her shock, Ocasio thanked her campaign staff and volunteers.
Watch the entire moment below:
Challenger @Ocasio2018 toppled one of the top Democrats in Congress, @repjoecrowley, Tuesday night in their primary in the 14th District. The victory stunned even her, live on our channel. #NY1Politics https://t.co/fnK1O0bacz pic.twitter.com/RjuqHJpn1p
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) June 27, 2018
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