A look at the unique campaign that got Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a victory

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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To do what seemed to be the impossible and clench a victory over one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did things a little differently.

The big picture: Ocasio-Cortez didn't have the strong support of the Democratic party. Per the AP, she "built her team from the ranks of burgeoning progressive and social causes, ... worked house parties and political rallies to recruit people," and more.