NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be returning to Congress for a second term, among several New York City incumbents to retain their seats.
The New York City Democrat defeated Republican John Cummings, a teacher and former police officer.
Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the most well-known voices of the American left in her first term.
She was a lead sponsor of the Green New Deal, a proposal to have the federal government mobilize a massive effort to wean the nation from fossil fuels and invest in zero-emission transportation.
Ocasio-Cortez has also become a target of constant criticism from the right, demonized nightly by conservative talk show hosts as the socialist future of the Democratic Party.
The 14th Congressional District in Queens and the Bronx was among the places hit hardest in the city by the coronavirus.