Friday, September 22, 2023
HomeWorld NewsUnited States News#AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez other 'Squad' members win landslide victories in 2022 elections

#AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez other ‘Squad’ members win landslide victories in 2022 elections

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the other members of the “Squad” were re-elected Tuesday, cruising to victory in their deep-blue congressional districts by wide margins.

The Associated Press has called the races for Ocasio-Cortez, as well as Reps. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.

Each lawmaker represents a district that President Biden won by double digits in the 2020 election. Bowman, who represents New York’s 16th Congressional District comprising parts of the Bronx and Westchester County, had the slimmest margin of victory and yet still was leading 65%-34% against Republican challenger Miriam Flisser, with more than 91% of results reporting.

Also read: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Teaser Trailer Is Here: Watch Now

“Thank you to every member of our community and every grassroots supporter for entrusting me with the great responsibility of representing NY-14 in Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a victory message on Twitter. “We do this with small dollars, every time. I remain grateful to all of you who make a new kind of governance possible.”

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib were the founding members of the “Squad,” who gained notoriety as freshman lawmakers after the 2018 election for pushing the Democratic House conference to the left. Bush and Bowman joined the informal group after winning the election in 2020.

Also read: Mega Millions Lottery: Jackpot Surges To $530 Million After No Winner Friday

All six are comparatively young among House Democrats and have at times come under fire from the party’s establishment for championing progressive causes like “defund the police,” which may be popular in their districts but not with the rest of the country. As a group, they opposed the bipartisan infrastructure bill favored by President Biden and have fought against compromises on government spending or other progressive priorities.

Though some members of the group faced primary challenges from moderate candidates earlier this year, they all easily defeated their challengers.

Also read: War: You’re Provoking Us, Risking Nuclear Escalation – Russia Warns US, Others

“To every single volunteer, thank you for protecting people’s right to vote. Thank you for caring enough. Thank you for showing up with joy and love,” Tlaib tweeted Tuesday. “Tonight, we will show folks that our community is beautifully loud and powerful. We aren’t going to be silenced.” 

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

More Related Articles

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox, every day in the morning.

Select Your Interest:

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
Captcha verification failed!
CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!

5 Days Trending

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.