Nov 3, 2020 - Politics & Policy

AOC wins re-election in NY-14

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) has won re-election in New York's 14th Congressional District, AP projects.

Why it matters: Ocasio-Cortez in just one term has become the face of the progressive Democratic movement. She's often pushed issues in the Democratic-led House to the left, including co-sponsoring the Green New Deal.

  • But she's faced criticism for sparking division within her own party, and she's become a talking point for conservatives on the alleged rise of socialism among Democrats.

Between the lines: Ocasio-Cortez's district is nestled in the heavily blue Bronx, meaning she did not face a tough re-election bid. But her race still prompted massive spending.

  • Her 2020 congressional bid was the second-most expensive in the nation, with Ocasio-Cortez raising $17.3 million and her GOP challenger John Cummings raising $9.6 million.
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