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Ocasio-Cortez buried under more than 1,000 media requests after primary win

Ocasio-Cortez buried under more than 1,000 media requests after primary win
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The democratic socialist who won a June primary election to unseat the No. 4 Democrat in the House is apparently still working on responding to more than 1,000 media requests her campaign staff have received since her victory.

A spokesman for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the Daily Beast's Gideon Resnick that the campaign is "over 1,000 emails deep" with press requests one week after the 28-year-old defeated Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the June 26 Democratic primary.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to a tweet from Resnick, confirming the figure and adding that she faced another 600 unread text messages, some apparently including requests for interviews, on her personal phone.

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Ocasio-Cortez shocked Washington and New York political circles when she defeated Crowley, a 10-term congressman once considered a possible successor to House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiElection Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP strategist says Trump could want border wall fight to continue to excite base McConnell says deficits 'not a Republican problem' MORE (D-Calif.), by double-digits despite polling that showed Crowley comfortably ahead.

The Bronx native is a former organizer for Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Live coverage: Cruz faces O'Rourke in Texas debate showdown Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP MORE's (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign and faces a clear path to victory in November in New York's reliably blue 14th District.