Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday won an overwhelming election as she will now be sailing for a second term in the US House. She has been re-elected as a New York representative in congress, winning over Republican John C. Cummings and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera of the Serve America Movement party, CNN reported. She took a nearly 40-percentage point lead with two-thirds of the vote counted.
Ocasio-Cortez, 31, took to Twitter to share courtesy of thanks for her supporters. She wrote:
Serving NY-14 and fighting for working class families in Congress has been the greatest honor, privilege, & responsibility of my life.
Thank you to the Bronx & Queens for re-electing me to the House despite the millions spent against us, & trusting me to represent you once more. https://t.co/MXG2Z2DV2F
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 4, 2020
Announcing her win, The Associated Press said, “Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins reelection to U.S. House in New York’s 14th Congressional District.”
Further on Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s reelection against two major challengers in New York, CNN wrote, “Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will win reelection to New York’s 14th Congressional District against two challengers, Republican John C. Cummings and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera of the Serve America Movement party”.
As per reports, Ocasio-Cortez, 31, raised more than $17 million for the campaign, according to the fundraising reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
In 2018, Ocasio-Cortez made history as the youngest woman elected to Congress in US history. She was just 28 that time. Ocasio-Cortez earned wide praises for her liberal beliefs and progressive opinions on social media. She was recently featured on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s December issue. Talking about her political future, in an interview with Vanity Fair Ocasio-Cortez said, “I don’t know if I’m really going to be staying in the House forever, or if I do stay in the House, what that would look like.” She also said that she believes in being “effective” at the job and assured that she doesn’t see herself really “staying where I’m at for the rest of my life.”
“People don’t believe me when I say this, but it’s true, though: I question even my future of staying in politics in general,” she expressed, NY Times reported.
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