“We have ALSO won a primary in the neighboring 15th Congressional District!"
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is so popular in the Bronx that she just won a primary she didn't enter.
Having two weeks ago shocked the political world with an improbable victory to claim the Democratic nomination in New York's 14th congressional district, Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday officially won the Reform Party primary in the neighboring 15th district.
Since state law prohibits running in two races at once, Ocasio-Cortez had to pick. In a tweet that linked to a Daily News report on her win, she said that she was honored "that so many Bronxites are excited about our campaign. But she stuck with being the Democratic candidate for the 14th district.
Shockingly - and I’m told this is not a joke - we have ALSO won a primary in the neighboring 15th Congressional District via write-in campaign on the Reform line!— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 11, 2018
While I am honored that so many Bronxites are excited about our campaign, I will remain the Dem nominee for NY-14. https://t.co/edidvU5sOr
In the November midterms, Ocasio-Cortez will face off against Republican Anthony Pappas, a St. John’s University professor. She is widely expected to win.