In her viral campaign video, Ocasio-Cortez said, "I wasn't born to a wealthy or powerful family. mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx".
However, her "girl from the Bronx" moniker doesn't paint a complete picture.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez marches during the Bronx's pride parade in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 17, 2018.
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's shocking Democratic congressional primary win in NY over a longtime incumbent received nationwide attention this week, including from President Donald Trump.
"I think that you can't win the White House without the Midwest and I don't think you can go too far to the left and still win the Midwest", Duckworth said during the interview.
In a tweet on Sunday, Cardillo claimed that the photo of her home was "a far cry from the Bronx hood upbringing she's selling". "I was born in a place where your Zip code determines your destiny". "I couldn't look at her".
Her official biography omits this fact and instead states in part that "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, a self-described democratic socialist, defeated the fourth-ranking House Democrat who many had floated as a potential future Democratic Speaker of the House. "The 40 minute drive represented a vastly different quality of available schooling, economic opportunity, and health outcomes", reads the campaign's website.
Soon afterward, Cardillo admitted flubbing Ocasio-Cortez's alma mater but added, "that said, you're not a girl from the Bronx".
A recent tweet from Cardillo on Monday morning channeled Trump in its rhetoric and seemed to remark on the response to his Ocasio-Cortez remarks.
The board also urged Democrats to give younger party members more access to the decision-making process. - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 1, 20183.