Ocasio-Cortez wins write-in primary in neighboring congressional district

Ocasio-Cortez wins write-in primary in neighboring congressional district
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday won a write-in primary that she had not entered in a neighboring New York City district, according to the New York Daily News.

Ocasio-Cortez, who sent shockwaves through the Democratic Party when she won her district’s primary over incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) last month, apparently also won the Reform Party’s write-in primary in the city's 15th Congressional District.

The Reform Party’s write-in primary was mainly a political stunt in which they opened up 230 polling stations across two New York City congressional districts and invited unaffiliated voters to submit their preferred candidates, according to local outlet City & State New York.

In both of the congressional districts, the 15th and the 7th, there were no Reform Party candidates or Democratic challengers.

Her campaign manager told the New York Daily News she “obviously” will not be accepting the nomination.

“While I am honored that so many Bronxites are excited about our campaign, I will remain the Dem nominee for NY-14,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez is expected to win her deep-blue district against Republican Anthony Pappas.