Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials AOC, has been re-elected by New York’s 14th Congressional District, which she currently represents in the US House, according to preliminary results cited by the Associated Press.
With majority of the votes counted, AOC has outstripped two challengers for the post, Republican John C. Cummings and Serve America Movement party member Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, nailing nearly 70% of support.
Throughout her re-election campaign, she has raised an outstanding amount of cash, $17 million, according to reports provided to the Federal Election Commission, which is nearly $10 million more than funds raised by her Republican rival.
Some of her critics, however, launched some pricy counter-initiatives, including the “Stop the AOC” campaign, urging Americans to stop a “socialist resurgence infecting Congress” which to many is primarily associated with Ocasio-Cortez and other liberal female politicians from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds known as “The Squad”.
US President Donald Trump is also not a fan of the 31-year-old Representative, harshly criticising her “radical” progressivist agenda.
Not surprisingly, the news of AOC’s re-election was met with entrancement among her young fans, who are calling for the woman to consider running for the presidential seat in the future. Many, however, still remain skeptical towards her role in the Congress amid the waitress-turn-politician strong calls for the Green New Deal and abolishment of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Idk shit bout politics but she kinda bad pic.twitter.com/OhwdUhVIpK— daddy_senju (@jokesenju) November 4, 2020
RIP New York 🙏🏻— Andrés Pérez (@AndresPrzVilla) November 4, 2020
Ashamed of my state!— Steverin0 (@SportsOracle) November 4, 2020
Ayyeeee the Bronx Queen is still here y'all. Love to see it pic.twitter.com/LxOm5Skhqj— Melvin Hernandez (@dragon_hokage) November 4, 2020
That’s my future president. 12 years from now.— Grammar Cop (@MrKoivisto) November 4, 2020
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been re-elected to her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She has been a controversial figure among Republicans. This becomes her second elected term. #QUPolCom— Tim Powers (@timspowers) November 4, 2020
And to all her crusty haters... pic.twitter.com/dCLhd9zGB0— Moppi | Lady Serra be praised~ 👼 (@vorthos_moppi) November 4, 2020
During the 2018 general election, Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest ever woman to get her place at the US Congress, defeating longtime Democratic incumbent Joe Crowley, despite not having a prior political experience.