The New York Post: Rep. Joe Crowley suffers shocking defeat in New York Democratic primary

Longtime lawmaker and the head of the Queens Democratic machine, Rep. Joe Crowley, lost his bid for re-election in a stunning upset to 28-year-old political newcomer and liberal activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Ocasio-Cortez, who identifies as a Democratic socialist, led Crowley by 15 percentage points — 57% to his 42% — with 78% of the 14th Congressional District’s precincts reporting.

Both the Associated Press and New York 1 project that Ocasio-Cortez has an insurmountable lead.

Crowley’s defeat is a political earthquake in New York City politics where political machines dominate low-turnout elections and incumbents often go unchallenged.

Crowley — a high-ranking house member who had been considered a contender to take over leadership from Rep.

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