New York, United States:
New York progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comfortably secured a second time period in Congress on Tuesday with an anticipated win over her Republican challenger who was outspent regardless of elevating $10 million.
John Cummings, 60, hoped fundraising from conservative donors nationwide may propel him previous one of many left’s hottest stars, however the former police officer and highschool instructor was no match for the charismatic 31-year-old consultant of elements of the Bronx and Queens.
Democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez raised greater than $17 million for her second congressional marketing campaign, making it the second costliest Home race within the nation although her major win all however assured her Home seat was secure.
With 65 % reporting, the congresswoman often known as “AOC” led Cummings by 38 share factors, based on The New York Instances. In 2018 she gained the seat by almost 80 %.
Ocasio-Cortez is a part of a quartet of like-minded congresswoman often known as “The Squad” who’re admired on the Left for difficult the Washington established order and her three allies appeared set to duplicate her achievement.
US media referred to as races for Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, with Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib additionally beating her Republican opponent by a large margin.
“Our sisterhood is resilient,” Omar tweeted alongside footage of all 4 girls as she celebrated her victory.
Ocasio-Cortez particularly has been the goal of near-constant Republican ire — whereas additionally endorsing leftists who tackle members of the Democratic get together’s outdated guard.
The previous organizer for Bernie Sanders, the very long time Democratic socialist senator from Vermont, rose to prominence because of her casual social media character and willingness to shake issues up on Capitol Hill.
She’s been floated as a possible future challenger to New York’s Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, or a major opponent towards New York’s centrist Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2022.
A lot of her supporters have additionally urged Ocasio-Cortez to contemplate a presidential run. Her first yr of eligibility for the White Home — the minimal age is 35 — can be in 2024.
However she’s been cautious to make guarantees regarding her political future.
“I do not wish to aspire to a quote-unquote larger place only for the sake of that title or simply for the sake of getting a distinct or larger place,” she advised Self-importance Honest for a latest cowl story.
“I really make an evaluation to see if I may be simpler.”
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