It’s Primary Night, and Holy F%$#ing Sh%$!!!!!!!!

Primary night in Maryland, New York, Utah, Colorado, and Oklahoma.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (age 28) defeated incumbent Joseph Crowley by over 15 points in NY-14.

This is a big deal.  Crowly was the number 4 Democrat in the House, and considered a favorite to (eventually) succeed Pelosi as Speaker, and he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to hold onto his seat.

Ocasio-Cortez, by contrast is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and a Bernie supporter.

My only question is whether or not the machine in the district will try to push Republican Anthony Pappas, on the theory that if he wins, it makes it easier for a machine pol to take the district back, though given that the district went for Hillary by about 60 points, that would be a very tough

Good news in Maryland too, where former NAACP chairman Ben Jealous won the Democratic gubernatorial primary by more than 10% after a Sanders endorsement, though the general is by no means a sure thing as Republican incumbent Larry “Governor Ratf%$#” Hogan is rather paradoxically popular.

More locally, John “Johnny O” Olszewski, the unabashedly progressive candidate is leading Jim Brochin the race by about 250 votes, with the 3rd place candidate, back about 1,000 votes in the race for County Executive.

Considering that there are something like 80,000 provisional ballots statewide due to a DMV motor-voter f%$#-up, we could be waiting for a few weeks on this one.

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