Since taking workplace in January 2019, the lawmakers, all girls of colour, have electrified the left’s progressive base and lit up social media, however have additionally attracted controversy and the ire of President Donald Trump.
None of the incumbents confronted important challenges of their first reelection bids this 12 months.
Ocasio-Cortez will win reelection to New York’s 14th Congressional District in opposition to two challengers, Republican John C. Cummings and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera of the Serve America Motion celebration, MeSlop initiatives.
The race for the deeply Democratic seat representing components of Bronx and Queens in New York Metropolis was by no means thought of aggressive. But the high-profile first-term congresswoman, typically referred to as AOC, fundraised at an aggressive clip and confronted well-financed opposition in her first reelection bid.
The race additionally noticed an irregular quantity of exterior spending — overwhelmingly in opposition to Ocasio-Cortez. One group, “Cease the AOC PAC” spent $68,370 on digital ads and voter outreach in opposition to Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez beforehand bested Caruso-Cabrera on this summer season’s Democratic major. The longtime CNBC correspondent and anchor ran within the common election representing the Serve America Motion celebration.
This story has been up to date with further developments Wednesday.