It’s hard to miss the many stories about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who took the 14th district from a longtime and powerful Democrat. Nevertheless, little is really known about the woman who defeated Rep. Joe Crowley but as it turns out it may not be the Cinderella story the newly found politician likes to portray.
While self-proclaimed socialist likes to remind anyone who will listen that she’s ‘the girl from the Bronx’, reporters at The Daily Mail uncovered more than a few cracks.
According to The Right Scoop, Ocasio Cortez suggests in her bio that she commuted 40 minutes to school from the Bronx. However, it looks like her family moved out of the Bronx when she was five into a wealthier neighborhood, where she remained until she went off to college
The hardscrabble biography of Democrat Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been called into question after the revelation that she grew up mostly in wealthy Westchester County.
Though Ocasio-Cortez, 28, was born in and currently lives in the Bronx, county land records show her late father Sergio Cortez-Roman bought a quaint three-bedroom in Yorktown Heights, New York in 1991, when she was about two.
It is an apparent contradiction with the candidate’s official biography, which states in part: ‘The state of Bronx public schools in the late 80s and early 90s sent her parents on a search for a solution. She ended up attending public school 40 minutes north in Yorktown, and much of her life was defined by the 40-minute commute between school and her family in the Bronx.’
Ocasio-Cortez also boasted on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show that President Donald Trump, born in Queens, wouldn’t know how to handle ‘a girl from the Bronx’ such as herself.
The candidate did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com on Saturday evening.
Little-known before her shock Democratic primary defeat of 10-term Congressional incumbent Joe Crowley on Tuesday night, Ocasio-Cortez has featured her own hard-luck biography as a key selling point in her insurgent campaign.
With New York’s 14th district, encompassing parts of the Bronx and Queens, leaning heavily Democrat, she is believed to be a shoo-in for the House in the November general election.