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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins, Becomes Youngest Woman Elected To House

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her congressional race in New York City, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives.

The 29-year-old’s district includes portions of Queens and the Bronx.

The Hill reported that Ocasio-Cortez’s election eclipsed the mark set by the previous youngest woman ever elected by one year.

Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik from upstate New York took her seat in the House at 30 years of age in 2015.

Stefanik easily won her re-election bid Tuesday night.

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Ocasio-Cortez, who identifies as a Democratic socialist, toppled Democratic Caucus Chairman Joseph Crowley in the June Democratic primary.

According to The Hill, the Hispanic liberal activist “escalated a broader debate among Democrats about the direction of the party: Should Democrats, in the age of Trump, veer left and embrace the liberal populist message of Sanders? Or should they shift to the center in an effort to broaden the party’s appeal in heartland districts carried by Trump?”

The Huffington Post reported Ocasio-Cortez worked as a bartender months before winning her primary, having never held any previous elected office.

The congresswoman-elect has campaigned on Medicare for all, a federal jobs guarantee, abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement and “housing as a human right.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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