“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. 


Ocasio-Coretz, a 28-year-old democratic socialist, won nine of the 22 votes in the write-in contest, beating out the district's Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano. While the 14th district is partly in the Bronx, where Ocasio-Cortez was born and now lives, the 15th district is entirely in her native borough. 


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. 

Since toppling 10-term incumbent Rep. Rep. Joe Crowley, Ocasio-Cortez has drawn media attention and been widely celebrated as the fresh face of the party's up-and-coming progressive wing. She told late night host Stephen Colbert last month that President Donald Trump “how to deal with a girl from the Bronx."


However, some Democrats have doubted whether her appeal extends much beyond the Bronx. 

Ocasio-Cortez's second primary win does nothing to resolve the debateBut it won't stop conservatives from holding her socialist policy ​proposals -- from government-provided universal health care to a federal jobs guarantee -- against the Democrat Party. 

 

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.