Fowler: Dems Are Going to Run Young, New Faces & We're Going to Win Back the House
Democratic strategist and Fox News contributor Richard Fowler said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning upset in a New York Democratic congressional primary is a sign of things to come for the Democratic Party.
Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old former campaign organizer for Bernie Sanders and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley.
Fowler said it was a "resounding" victory for Ocasio-Cortez, who outworked Crowley despite being outspent 18-1.
"Joe Crowley did not do the job he needed to do to talk to his constituents. This young lady did," Fowler said on "America's Newsroom." "She will likely win this race in the general election, she will likely go to Congress and she will likely be a voice for her constituents."
He noted that the race for New York's 14th Congressional District is just one of 435 House races in November's midterm elections.
"What you're going to see from the Democratic Party is we're going to run younger, newer faces, and we're going to win back the House by doing that," Fowler said.
Brad Blakeman, former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, quipped that President Donald Trump will have a nickname for Ocasio-Cortez due to her progressive agenda: "Bernice Sanders."
"She represents her district -- I'll agree with Richard," Blakeman said. "The question for the party is: Is this going to go, now, national?"
Watch the "America's Newsroom" segment above.