Back in 2018, some people wrote off Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s campaign and victorious win in the primary election as a fluke. Yes, her success was a surprise to everyone, including herself, but there was no way in denying that AOC had something special. She was a fighter and still is. Last night, the 30-year-old congresswoman won her second victory in the Democratic primary election. AOC’s main opponent was Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former journalist and former republican. AOC obtained 72.6 percent of the votes.
“When I won in 2018, many dismissed our victory as a ‘fluke,'” she tweeted. “Our win was treated as an aberration, or bc my opponent ‘didn’t try.’ So from the start, tonight’s race was important to me. Tonight we are proving that the people’s movement in NY isn’t an accident. It’s a mandate.”
The campaign between AOC and Caruso-Cabrera got heated. Caruso-Cabrera accused AOC of being MIA and told CNN that AOC was only interested in being a “national star.” Caruso-Cabrera said, “I want to be a congresswoman for the people of the Bronx and Queens.” And the people of the Bronx and Queens said it perfectly clear yesterday, they want AOC.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 24, 2020
“CONGRATULATIONS to Congresswoman AOC,” Thahitun Mariam tweeted, “on winning a second term! You have given so many of us feminist organizers the ability to dream of a world and a movement which is deeply rooted in community. Here’s to the future of organizing working class communities + fighting for us!” She added, “We’re out in the Bronx celebrating AOC’s historic win! Badass grassroots, WOC femmes who have been working nonstop to knock on doors, speak to voters in our languages & get folks to the polls are the reason our movement exists + we cannot ever forget that. AOC inspires us all.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders also sent a congratulatory tweet, saying, “Congratulations to AOC for winning her primary tonight! In less than two years, she has become a major leader in Congress on many important issues, and I look forward to continue working with her to achieve justice for all working people.” AOC responded by saying, “Thanks tío!”
We, too, would like to congratulate the congresswoman because she has proven herself time and time again that she is fighting for the working-class people and isn’t intimated by anyone, especially the president. She has stayed true to her word, and we’re thrilled that she’s representing us.