Incoming Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to replace Democratic incumbents with progressives in order to move the party to the left.
That’s what she did when she won her won her Democratic primary in New York City, and now she is one of the most prominent progressives in the country — and a rising star within the left wing of the Democratic Party.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in many ways a typical millennial. The 29 year-old has been working as a waitress and bartender to make ends meet. And now that she has become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress she is still having financial problems because her new job won’t start for several months. In the meantime, she has to figure out how to pay her rent.