"Alexandria's victory was just a remarkable reminder of the depth that we have in the Democratic party", Perez said, adding that Democratic success in this year's midterm elections will be built on candidates who tailor their campaigns to their states and districts.
While Ocasio-Cortez does not actually promote socialism - which is traditionally defined as worker or collective ownership of industry - like Brooklyn-bred Bernie Sanders, she refers to a left-leaning platform of an expanded social safety net, paid for by higher progressive income taxes and tightened regulation of businesses - as democratic socialism.
After she received inquiries from fans, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out the shade and brand of the lipstick she wore during her primary debate against Crowley, which quickly sold out on Twitter after she rose to national prominence.
This is 100% true and I also have 600 unread text messages on my phone. Not everyone is happy about how the attention moved toward her - not toward them - but the ones who realize what's happening, they're absolutely excited. It'll take a minute. Breitbart's Josh Caplan is out with a "fact check" on the Democratic Socialist's background - only to find she grew up in one of the richest counties in the United States.
The media that largely ignored Ocasio-Cortez's unheralded, underfunded campaign now seem intent on misinterpreting it.
However, her "girl from the Bronx" moniker doesn't paint a complete picture.
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John Cardillo, host of Newsmax TV's "America Talks Live", tweeted an image of Ocasio-Cortez's childhood home in Yorktown Heights with the claim that she lived in that home before attending Brown University.
Ocasio-Cortez and Cardillo did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Hannity framed these positions as somehow bad, and "the future" of the Democratic Party. And it's worth noting that Cardillo was wrong about her school (she went to Boston University, not Brown).
"So what that means to me is health care as a human right", Ocasio-Cortez said.
London served three terms in Congress as a member of the Socialist Party, representing New York's 12th Congressional District, from 1915-19 and 1921-23.