Gregory Krieg at CNN:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district on Tuesday, CNN projects, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season.
An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even as Crowley -- the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House -- outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin.
This was the first time in 14 years a member of his own party has attempted to unseat Crowley, who chairs the Queens County Democrats. His defeat marks a potential sea change in the broader sphere of liberal politics -- a result with implications for Democrats nationwide that would recall, as optimistic progressives routinely noted during the campaign, former GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss to the insurgent, tea party-backed Dave Brat in June 2014.
To me, the big takeaway from last night’s election is the continuing Europeanization of American politics: Socialists vs Nationalists.— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) June 27, 2018
It seems like Ocasio-Cortez received a pretty optimal amount of media attention (from her standpoint). Enough that highly politically engaged people were aware of her (that's who votes in primaries), but not so much that the cavalry was brought in for Crowley. https://t.co/klwgygdxEa— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 27, 2018