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IT'S A WAVE MANY CREDIT TO THE SUCCESS OF ALEXANDRIA OCASIO CORTEZ IN 2018. ACROSS THE COUNTRY HIGH TURNOUTS FOR PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS KEEP ROLLING IN. ENDORSED BY HIGH PROFILE PROGRESSIVE POLITICIANS SUCH AS ELIZABETH WARREN AND BERNIE SANDERS THE WAVE OF INSURGENT CANDIDATES CHALLENGING INCUMBENTS HAS STARTED TO HIT THE SHORE. IN THE KENTUCKY SENATE PRIMARY - MOST THOUGHT AMY MCGRATH HAD THE RACE ALL WRAPPED UP. sot Dr. Steven Voss, University of Kentucky 0.29 Charles Booker is looking strong. His majorities among in person voters in Lexington and Louisville are off the charts. He just blew out Amy McGrath in those places. BUT AFTER THE HIGH PROFILE PROTESTS IN LOUISVILLE, IT IS CHARLES BOOKER WHO IS EXPECTED TO CHALLENGE MITCH MCCONNELL. SOT Steve Voss 0.45"Because Booker embodied where progressive Democrats were, and because he could exploit the change in crowd behaviour brought about by the protests, it really was the perfect storm for him to rise." OVER ON THE EAST COAST, JAMAAL BOWMAN LOOKS SET TO DEFEAT 16 TERM INCUMBENT ELIOT ENGEL BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN THE NEW YORK CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY. RITCHIE TORRES ALSO REPORTED A STRONG PRIMARY NIGHT IN THE SOUTH BRONX, LIKELY BEATING OUT ONE TIME FRONTRUNNER RUBEN DÍAZ SENIOR. SOT LINCOLN MITCHELL, Columbia University 1.16 "IT LOOKS LIKE TORRES IS AMONG THE LEADERS IN THE POLLS AND HAS THE MOST MONEY. AND HE'S AN ACCOMPLISHED CITY COUNCIL PERSON. SO HE'S GOT TO BE ONTHE SHORTLIST OF PEOPLE WITH A REAL SHOT." VOTES ARE STILL ROLLING IN BUT IT'S CLEAR THAT IT'S THE ACTIVISTS AND ORGANISERS WHO ARE GETTING THE VOTES. NDICATING EARLY RIPPLES OF CHANGE THAT COULD TURN INTO A 2020 TIDAL WAVE.