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.


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 PelosiTrump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Sherrod Brown backs new North American trade deal: 'This will be the first trade agreement I've ever voted for' Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Turf war derails push on surprise medical bills | Bill would tax e-cigarettes to pay for anti-vaping campaign | .5M ad blitz backs vulnerable Dems on drug prices MORE (D-Calif.), by double-digits despite polling that showed Crowley comfortably ahead.

The Bronx native is a former organizer for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Reject National Defense Authorization Act, save Yemen instead MORE's (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign and faces a clear path to victory in November in New York's reliably blue 14th District.