O'Reilly, Beck Praise Ocasio-Cortez, Not Her Politics

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez staged the biggest upset so far in the 2018 election cycle by defeating a 10-term congressman in New York City. Soon after her two-minute biographical campaign video was shared widely

According to the Democratic congressional candidate's website, she attended a public school in Yorktown growing up because of the "state of the Bronx public schools in the late 80s and early 90s".

As an example, she said, she bumped into two teenagers in the Bronx minutes before the polls closed Tuesday night, who excitedly said they voted for her. Ocasio-Cortez is known for being one of the most left-leaning candidates in the 2018 midterm elections.

"Thank you, @glennbeck. We may disagree, but I sincerely appreciate the good faith", she tweeted.

Duckworth made the comments on CNN's "State of the Union" when pressed about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's upset win over longtime Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley in NY last week. "A far cry from the Bronx hood upbringing she's selling", Cardillo wrote on Sunday morning.

Thinking back, I am struggling to remember anyone who went from unknown to ubiquitous in such a short period of time in the world of politics. My mom scrubbed toilets so I could live here & I grew up seeing how the zip code one is born in determines much of their opportunity.

"I have heard some Republicans deride Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and I think that's a mistake", O'Reilly tweeted this week.

After the exchange, Cardillo invited Ocasio-Cortez to appear on his show. "I couldn't look at her".

Ocasio-Cortez did return to the Bronx after graduating from BU, returning to the same apartment she lived in until age 5.

"Pretty much!" she tweeted. "The 40 minute drive represented a vastly different quality of available schooling, economic opportunity, and health outcomes", reads the campaign's website.

Crowley received only 42 percent of the vote, while Ocasio-Cortez earned 58 percent, the New York Times reported.

Roosevelt, a Democrat and former NY governor, was not a member of the Socialist Party, but that didn't stop his critics from calling him a socialist and even a communist during his time as president.

Ocasio-Cortez's brother's description differs from photos of the houses tweeted by Cardillo: "I owned & sold that home".

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