Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) defeated Democratic challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a longtime CNBC journalist, to win the New York Democratic primary Tuesday night, AP reports.
He district, which incorporates parts of the Bronx and Queens, is closely Democratic and considered to be a reliably blue seat. It changed into formerly held for years via veteran Democrat Joe Crowley, who Ocasio-Cortez defeated in a main disappointed in the 2018 midterm elections
Ocasio-Cortez, who has in her first time period in office turn out to be a national revolutionary icon, had big advantages within the race, consisting of robust countrywide name recognition, committed supporters and significant fundraising. She had raised more than $10.Five million, an amount that vastly exceeds the fundraising totals of any of her challengers.
In assessment, Caruso-Cabrera had raised extra than $2 million, in step with the modern day records from the Federal Election commission.
At some stage in a digital debate in June, the congresswoman said she has hosted and attended over two hundred occasions in the district, along with 17 town halls, and prepared 235,000 constituent take a look at-in calls and added over 3,000 bags of groceries to parts during the pandemic.