Ocasio-Cortez wins primary to overcome Wall Street enemies

Giants in other atomic races are too close to call positives against those in power

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the New York Democratic primary in a re-election bid for the US House of Representatives, shocking a series of Wall Street Titans and pouring money into rival campaigns.

Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman and Goldman Sachs' David Solomon are among the finance industry leaders who have supported Ms. Okasio-Cortez's challenger, former CNBC journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

According to the Associated Press, Ms. Okasio-Cortez, leader of the party's progressive wing, scored more than 50 points on Tuesday. Because her district is heavily democratized, Ms. Okasio-Cortez is close to winning re-election in the November general election.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez won her seat in 2018, beating Joe Crowley, a close friend of 10-term congressman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Progressives are expecting similar ups and downs in the primary elections in the two neighboring districts, but the race is too close to be called Wednesday, as most mail-in ballots are yet to be counted.

Two of the most powerful New York Democrats on Capitol Hill are in the balance of political futures - House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Elliot Engel, 73, and House Committee Chairman Carolyn Maloney (74).

According to the Associated Press, in the 16th Congressional District, former middle school principal, Jamal Bauman is leading 61 percent, compared to Mr. Angel's 36 percent, with 92 percent pre-instant reporting Wednesday morning.

Alexandra Rojas, executive director of the Justice Democrats, a progressive group that supports Mr. Bowman's bid, said: "At 11 years old, a black man who survived poverty and growing police violence, this fight is an opportunity to prove that he is a political force." .. He may be the first candidate to join Congress by agitating the streets at this time. "

In a statement by Mr. Engel's campaign, the congressman said he was proud of his progressive record and "looking forward to the ultimate heights" from his district, including the New York City of the Bronx and suburban Westchester County.

In the 12th Congressional District, Ms. Maloney, who owns the Upper East Side of Manhattan and parts of Queens and Brooklyn, received 41.5 percent of the vote, compared to Suraj Patel's 40 percent, with all prior reports, according to the main form. Pioneer in the Associated Press.

Maloney said the campaign "looks to Congressmen to expand their leadership in the end result."

Meanwhile, in North Carolina and Kentucky, Republican challengers have defeated Donald Trump-backed candidates, at which point the US president is struggling to make a case for re-election in November.

Most Americans disagree with the president's handling of the Kovid-19 pandemic and the protests over police violence, with Mr. Trump pointing to his Democratic rival Joe Biden in a national poll Wednesday, ahead of Mr. Biden's 14 figures.

The run-off was held in North Carolina on Tuesday to fill the vacancy created by former Congressman Mark Meadows, who is now Mr. Trump's chief of staff to the White House. The winner is Madison Cawthorne, a 24-year-old real estate investor who will be 25 years old before the November election. Mr. Trump backed his opponent.

In Kentucky, the results are still being calculated in a preliminary examination to find out who will face Senate's top Republican-Democrat Mitch McConnell in November.

Amy McGrath, a 45-year-old former Marine fighter pilot, has raised more than $ 40 million in an attempt to pull out Mr. McConnell. But in recent weeks, the latest challenge has been faced by African-American state legislator Charles Booker.

Mr. Booker's campaign sparked widespread protests following the murder of George Floyd last month, asking state legislator Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders High if Mrs. McGrath raised $ 800,000, or nearly 2 percent, in Hull. Profile Notifications Received. And Mrs. Ocasio-Cortez, others.

Mr. Buckrath won 45 percent of the vote compared to Mr. Booker's 37 percent, more than half of pre-customers reported Wednesday morning.

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