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Watch Rep. Joe Crowley pick up a guitar and dedicate 'Born to Run' to primary winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

After losing the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district Tuesday night, Rep. Joe Crowley picked up his guitar and dedicated a song to the victor.

"This is for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez," Crowley said, before launching into "Born to Run." Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated Crowley, a 10-term congressman, in her first ever political race. Crowley also tweeted his congratulations to Ocasio-Cortez, and said he looks "forward to supporting her and all Democrats this November. The Trump administration is a threat to everything we stand for here in Queens and the Bronx, and if we don't win back the House this November, we will lose the nation we love."

Crowley's loss came as a surprise to many, as he was one of the top Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives. "It has been the honor of a lifetime to represent Queens and the Bronx," he said. "I am proud of the race we ran and, more importantly, proud of all the work we've done to advance this community."