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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Primary She Didn't Even Enter

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a Democratic congressional primary in one district and a Reform Party primary in another.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Primary She Didn't Even Enter
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In November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will easily win her congressional race in New York's 14th congressional district. Democrats would be well advised to pay close attention to one its newest rising stars.

Source: New York Daily News

Things are going so well for insurgent Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that she’s winning primaries she didn’t even enter.

In addition to recently whipping longtime Queens Rep. Joseph Crowley in the 14th congressional district Democratic primary, Ocasio-Cortez also won the Reform Party write-in primary over Bronx Rep. Jose Serrano in the neighboring 15th congressional district.
While write-in votes are not unusual, someone actually winning a race she wasn’t running for is.

But having won it, Ocasio-Cortez had to decline one of the nominations she won since state law bars individuals from being candidates for two different offices at the same time.

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