Different by Design | Rachel Hawley
Darin Buzon

Few political stars are born in such storybook fashion: a twenty-eight-year-old bartender and community organizer runs a long-shot primary challenge against a powerful, inveterate incumbent, gets massively out-fundraised-and wins. On the evening of June 26, 2018, breathless reactions poured in over Twitter and on cable news chyrons as Bronx-born democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was improbably named the Democratic nominee for New York's 14th Congressional District.