AOC Files For Re-Election

AOC Files For Re-Election

New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez filed for re-election on Thursday, just two months after winning another election during November’s midterms, reports Fox News.

Ocasio-Cortez will run in the Democratic 14th Congressional District in New York, which she has won by massive margins in previous elections. Ocasio Cortez defeated Republican opponent Tina Forte by a margin of 70.6 to 27.5.

AOC has been a congresswoman since 2018, after she defeated Democratic incumbent Joseph Crowley for the Democratic nod in the primary. She would then go on to win the district’s general election in 2018.

AOC, who is known for her progressive positions such as Medicare for all, has been a vocal critic of Biden because he isn’t left wing enough. AOC said during an appearance on “Pod Save America” that Biden should have pardoned illegal immigrants for conviction of marijuana possession.

“I can at least say with Latino voters, we’ve never tried as a party. The Democratic Party has not tried in terms of Latino electorates. And, I mean, where’s our Dream Act, where is our immigration reform. And even recently with President Biden’s marijuana executive order, I very much applaud that he went there, but he exempted people who were convicted if they were convicted while they were undocumented,” Ocasio-Cortez said on the podcast.

AOC was also heavily criticized earlier this week after she tweeted: “Did you know that ongoing exposure to NO2 from gas stoves is linked to reduced cognitive performance.”


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