The youngest congresswoman in the United States, Democrat Alexandria Okasio-Cortes, won the primaries in New York’s 14th constituency, fighting back the protege of billionaire investors. About this writes the Financial Times.
The main rival of Okasio-Cortes in the primary elections was former journalist of CNBC Michelle Caruso-Cabrera (Michelle Caruso-Cabrera). According to the publication, the main sponsors of its campaign were the head of the investment company Blackstone Group, billionaire Stephen Schwartzman and CEO of Goldman Sachs investment bank David Solomon.
Despite such strong support from Caruso Cabrera, Ocacio Cortes managed to win with a serious advantage of more than 50 percent. Now she has to compete for a seat in the House of Representatives of the Congress with a representative from the Republican Party, however, writes the Financial Times, since the district from which she is elected is predominantly pro-democratic, we can already say that she will most likely be elected for a new term.
Okasio Cortes won her current seat in the House of Representatives in 2018. Then she also managed to get around to the primaries of the Democrat with the serious support of Joe Crowley – before that he had been elected to Congress for 10 years, it is also known that he is a close associate of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress Nancy Pelosi.
In May, it became known that the socio-political organization Democratic Socialists of America, which includes Okasio-Cortes, began to grow amid the coronavirus pandemic. It was noted that the total number of its members reached about 66 thousand people, while the party leaders expected further growth.