Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) won the democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District against former CNBC correspondent and anchor, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Her opponent, Caruso-Carbrera accused Ocasio-Cortez of giving inadequate attention to the district, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens. In response to the accusations, she told CNN in March, “Really, it just makes the person sound tone deaf because if you think I’m not around, the person who’s not around is you, because you don’t see us and we’re everywhere. But if they want to go out and say things that are not true and run a Trump-ian style campaign, that’s on them.”
The Congresswoman, popularly referred to by her initials, AOC, obtains the democratic ticket for the same seat she won back in 2018 when she unseated Democrat Joe Crowley. Her win gained her the title of the youngest person in Congress at the age of 29.
After her triumph at the elections conducted on Tuesday, AOC tweeted a video in celebration of her victory. She said, “No amount of money can buy a movement. We will not stop until we guarantee healthcare to every single person in the United States of America. We will not stop until we decarbonize our economy. We will not stop until we end the scourge of mass incarceration. We will not stop until the job is done and when the job is done, we’re going to keep pushing.”