Damn Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won a Primary She Didn't Even Enter

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist who defeated longtime Democratic congressman Joseph Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district primary last month, is so popular she’s winning races she’s not even running in.

As the New York Daily News reports, Ocasio-Cortez also won the Reform Party write-in primary in the neighboring 15th congressional district, receiving nine out of 22 write-in votes.

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Despite the will of the people, she graciously declined the nomination, writing on Twitter:

She will continue to be a candidate in the race she actually entered, where she is widely expected to defeat Republican Anthony Pappas.

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