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Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez elected

Posted: 10:07 PM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-06 22:07:57-05
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez elected

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has defeated a little-known Republican opponent in a district representing part of New York City.

Her victory Tuesday over economics professor Anthony Pappas was widely expected after Ocasio-Cortez scored an unanticipated upset over 10-term U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary in June.

At 29 years old, Ocasio-Cortez could become the youngest member of Congress.

She is one of a handful of Congressional candidates who identified as democratic socialists.

Ocasio-Cortez has promised to try and push the Democratic party further to the left.

She supports government-paid health care for all, a $15 minimum wage, free college tuition and the abolition of the federal department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.