So, something pretty remarkable is going down in the #NY14 primary.

A massive underdog who was largely written off as certain to lose even a few months ago, @Ocasio2018, appears poised to not just pull of it but stomp her opponent by 12+ points.

There's more though.

Ocasio-Cortez's opponent, Joe Crowley, was among the most powerful House Dems and was thought to be a potential replacement to Nancy Pelosi.

He out-raised Ocasio-Cortez to the tune of $1.5 million to about $50k.

He won his last election by about 60 points.

Crowley was endorsed by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, a million unions and Dem leaders.

Ocasio-Cortez was endorsed by... the Dem Socialists and that's about it.

Ocasio-Cortez is now highly likely to win the seat in November. It's a +29 district. It should be a laugher.

This is rather seismic as primary upsets go.

The hot takes will probably underplay demographic shifts in the district and overplay the new blood/change movement.

...but make no mistake about it: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran an energized campaign and slayed a Goliath.

She's an exciting, young addition to the national convo and very much a representative for her soon-to-be-district.

You can read about her here.

An irony here: NY Dems hold federal and state primaries on different dates.

The turnout tonight was pure in a way. It was people who wanted to vote in this House race. Ocasio-Cortez turned them out.

Had it been nearly any other state, Crowley probably would have rode the straight ticket wave.

Ironically, the far left was grousing about these split primaries just yesterday... and then tonight they likely enabled Ocasio-Cortez to win.

States usually gang up federal and state primaries to save money.

Maybe splitting out smaller races produces more competitive races and gives challengers more room to compete and win...

Congrats to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

She ran one heck of a race, knocked off a formidable opponent and proved a whole lotta people wrong - including me. Got this one dead wrong.

Must be one hell of a party going on at @Ocasio2018 HQ.

The one in Nov will be even better.

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