Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York Wins Second Term

US Elections New York representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez secures a second term

NY progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comfortably secured a second term in US Congress on Tuesday with an expected win over her Republican challenger, who was outspent despite raising $10 million.

AOC, 31, who has emerged as the face of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, easily maintained her 14th congressional district seat.

Her victory in the race for the 5th congressional district was all but assured after she survived a primary challenge this summer from Antone Melton-Meaux.

Omar, 38, defeated her Republican challenger, African American businessman Lacy Johnson, by 64.6 percent of the vote to 25.9 percent, according to The Associated Press news agency with 99 percent of votes counted.

Omar was first elected during a blue wave in the 2018 midterms.

She was first elected in 2018 and was thrust into the national spotlight as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, taking office at the age of 29.

Pressley keeps her seat representing MA 7th congressional district, which encompasses much of Boston as well as some of its surrounding suburbs.

To mark the occasion, Ocasio-Cortez retweeted Omar: "Our sisterhood is resilient", the tweet read.

Omar, one of the 4 so-called "Squad" members, has been a frequent target of President Trump.

'Today's vote - the results of this election - are not the end.

In an interview with Al Jazeera past year, she said: "Our "allied-ship" with Saudi Arabia and the Emirates is immoral".

Ocasio-Cortez raised more than $17 million over the course of the campaign, while Cummings raised roughly $9.6 million and Caruso-Cabrera with more than $3.3 million, according to campaigns' fundraising reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

"We have organized. We have mobilized".

'I am so proud to be your Congresswoman & your partner in the work.

Ocasio-Cortez, known as AOC, earlier November 3 thanked organizers who registered and educated voters. "And we're just getting started".

She's agitated with members of her own party to support universal health care, a higher minimum wage, cancellation of student debt and abolition of immigration enforcement. The self-styled democratic socialist is frequently singled out for attacks by Republicans including President Donald Trump for her liberal beliefs, including her "Green New Deal" proposal.



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