The race for the deeply Democratic seat representing elements of Bronx and Queens in New York City was by no means thought-about aggressive. Yet 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.
Ocasio-Cortez raised greater than $17 million over the course of the marketing campaign, whereas Cummings raised roughly $9.6 million and Caruso-Cabrera with greater than $3.Three million, in accordance to campaigns’ fundraising reports filed with the Federal Election Commission
The race additionally noticed an irregular quantity of out of doors spending — overwhelmingly towards Ocasio-Cortez. One group, “Stop the AOC PAC” spent $68,370 on digital ads and voter outreach in opposition to Ocasio-Cortez.
In her first time period, Ocasio-Cortez, 31, has constructed an army of loyal supporters across the country
and she or he is already fielding calls to run for president
. The self-styled democratic socialist is steadily singled out for assaults by Republicans together with President Donald Trump
for her liberal beliefs, together with her “Green New Deal” proposal. Ocasio-Cortez is commonly the goal of Trump’s private assaults as nicely, alongside the opposite ladies of coloration often called “The Squad
She was lately featured on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s December issue
, which led to a predictable information cycle of reward and condemnation that broke down alongside get together traces. In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez mentioned that authorities have reported varied loss of life threats focusing on her within the brief time since she took workplace.
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 Movement get together.
Ocasio-Cortez first rose to prominence after defeating longtime Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley within the 2018 midterm elections
, with no political expertise of her personal on the time.