Here’s What You Need To Know About Political Newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic socialist and Queens native, unseated 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley on June 26 in the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th congressional district.

This young Latinx activist and first-time politician had what is being called the biggest upset of the political season so far, shaking up her party to represent a district that is 49.80 percent Hispanic and includes parts of eastern Bronx and north-central Queens.

Here are some fast facts you need to know about Ocasio-Cortez.

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