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Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins reelection in New York's 14th congressional district

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins reelection in New York's 14th congressional district
Posted at 1:18 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 13:18:27-05

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her first bid for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday in New York's 14th congressional district.

Ocasio-Cortez defeated Republican John C. Cummings and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera of the Serve America Movement party.

The Associated Press called the race at 10:08 p.m. ET.

Supporters never considered the race to be competitive, yet Ocasio-Cortez and Cummings both fundraised aggressively.

According to the New York Times, Cummings raised roughly $9.6 million. Which, according to Open Secrets, a research group that tracks money in politics, made the race the second most expensive House race in the country.

According to campaigns' fundraising reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Ocasio-Cortez raised more than $17 million throughout the campaign. Caruso-Cabrera raised more than $3.3 million.

Along with Ocasio-Cortez, Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, known as the Squad, were also reelected, USA Today reported.