VICTORY: AOC’s decisive win proves she’s “no fluke,” establishes her as a “political powerhouse”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just handily won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District setting her on the path to another general election victory this Fall.
DFA, which also supported AOC ahead of her historic 2018 primary victory, made Ocasio-Cortez’s reelection effort one of its first endorsements of the 2020 election cycle in March 2019.
DFA CEO Yvette Simpson on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary reelection victory:
“Tonight, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez not only proved that her historic victory in 2018 was no fluke, she firmly established herself as a political powerhouse who will be critical to building a more progressive Democratic Party in the years ahead.
“Whether she’s tearing down the bigots on the right who attack her or pushing off the corporate apologists in her own party who’ve worked desperately against her for the last two years, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has remained laser-focused on two things: the communities she serves in New York’s 14th and the fight for justice in the United States.
“We were honored to stand with AOC in her first race, we were excited to continue supporting her through this critical reelection fight, and we are looking forward to fighting alongside her for many, many years to come.” -- Yvette Simpson, CEO, Democracy for America