Alexandria Ocasio-of Contestto: Kathy Willens / AP
The youngest Congresswoman of the United States, a Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the primaries in the 14th election district of new York, giving back the protege of billionaire investors. This writes the Financial Times.
Chief rival Ocasio-Cortez in the primary election was a former television journalist, CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera (Michelle Caruso-Cabrera). As the newspaper notes, the main sponsors of her campaign was the head of investment company Blackstone Group billionaire Stephen Schwarzman and CEO of investment Bank Goldman Sachs ‘ David Solomon.
Despite such strong support Caruso-Cabrera, Ocasio-Cortez was able to win with a serious advantage in more than 50 percent. Now she has to compete for a place in the house of representatives with a representative from the Republican party, however, writes the Financial Times, as this district, from which it is elected, is primarily a Pro-democracy, we can now say that she likely elect for the new term.
Ocasio-Cortez received its current place in the house of representatives in 2018. Then she also managed to get around in the primaries a Democrat with the strong support of Joe Crowley — before that, he spent 10 years, was elected to Congress, we also know that he is a close associate of speaker of the house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi.
In may it became known that public-political organization “Democratic socialists of America”, which includes Ocasio-Cortez, began to grow on the background of the pandemic coronavirus. It was noted that the total number of its members reached about 66 thousand people, while the party leaders are expecting further growth.
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