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"Democratic Socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Becomes Youngest Woman Elected To Congress

•, Tyler Durden

According to CNN, after turning 29 last month, AOC (as she is widely known) has surpassed New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik, who was elected to Congress at age 30, and was the previous holder of that distinction.

Prior to becoming involved in politics, the "girl from the Bronx" (who spent most of her childhood in a comfortable home in suburban Westchester County) and daughter of Puerto Rican parents had been working as a bartender and Bernie Sanders organizer in NYC after graduating from Boston University when she was plucked from obscurity by progressive groups like "Our Revolution." During her primary race against 10-term incumbent, Queens Democratic Party leader Joe Crowley, a member of the Democratic leadership in the House, AOC won by a double-digit margin in what will be remembered as one of the biggest upsets for the Democratic establishment in recent memory.