Ocasio-Cortez overcomes the enemies of Wall Street to win the primary


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, won the democratic primary in his run for re-election to the House of representatives of the United States, dealing a blow to a range of titans of Wall Street who have poured money into the campaign of his opponent.

Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone and David Solomon of Goldman Sachs were among the leaders of the financial sector that have supported the challenger of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a former journalist of CNBC Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

But Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a leader of the progressive wing of the party, won the primary Tuesday with more than 50 points, according to the Associated Press. Because his district in the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx in New York city is predominantly democrat, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is almost certain to win his re-election in the general elections of November.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez won his seat by beating Joe Crowley, member of Congress 10 mandates and a close ally of the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. The progressives hoped upheaval similar at the primary elections in two neighboring districts, but the races were too close to call Wednesday because so many of the voting bulletins by correspondence had not yet been counted.

In the balance, there was the political future of two democrats, new yorkers, the most powerful of Capitol Hill – Eliot Engel, 73-year-old chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the House, and Carolyn Maloney, 74 years old, president of the committee of surveillance of the Room.

In the 16th Congressional district, part and parcel, and Bowman, a former director of middle school, led with 61 percent of the vote, against 36% for Mr Engel, with 92% of precincts reporting Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press.

Alexandra Rojas, executive director of Justice for Democrats, a progressive who has supported the candidature of Mr. Bowman, said: “This fight has been given the opportunity to prove that a black man who has survived growing up in poverty and survived the police violence 11-year-old could have a political power to transform this country. . . It could be the first candidate swept to the Congress by the movement in the streets at this time. ”

The campaign of Mr. Engel said in a press release that the congressman was “proud of its record progressive” and “waits with impatience the basis of the final settlements” of his district, which includes parts of the Bronx and the suburbs of the county of Westchester.

In the 12th Congressional district, which includes the Upper East Side of Manhattan and parts of Queens and Brooklyn, Ms. Maloney was in the lead with 41.5% of the votes, against 40% for Suraj Patel, all the exchanges in which the state, according to the associated Press.

The campaign, Maloney has said that the mp ” looks forward to significantly extend his lead in the final result “.

During this time, in North Carolina, and Kentucky, the challengers republicans have defeated the candidates supported by Donald Trump at a time when the american president is struggling to assert his re-election in November.

While many Americans disapprove of the treatment by the president of the pandemic Covid-19 and the protests against police violence, Mr. Trump follows Joe Biden, her democratic opponent, in the national surveys, with a new poll Wednesday in the New York Times showing in advance Mr. Biden by 14 points.

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Tuesday, in North Carolina, a second ballot was held to fill the vacancy created by Mark Meadows, a former member of Congress who is now the chef de cabinet to Mr Trump in the White House. The winner was Madison Cawthorn, a investisseuse real estate for 24 years, will be 25 years old – the minimum age for a member of parliament before the November elections. Mr. Trump had endorsed his opponent.

In Kentucky, the results are always counted in a primary closely monitored to determine which democrat will face Mitch McConnell, the best republican of the Senate in November.

Amy McGrath, a former fighter pilot of 45 years, has collected more than $ 40 million in its efforts to oust Mr. McConnell. But it has faced a new challenge in recent weeks on the part of Charles Booker, a legislator, an african-american over the age of 35 years.

Despite the lifting of less than $ 800,000, approximately 2% of the traffic of Ms. McGrath, the campaign of Mr. Booker has gained momentum during the widespread protests that followed the murder of George Floyd last month, and the legislature of the State has received approvals from leading Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, among others.

With a little more than half of the precincts reporting Wednesday morning, Ms. McGrath has held 45% of the vote, compared to 37% for Mr. Booker.


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