Ocasio-Cortez Moves To Become Career Politician

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On Thursday (January 19), Democratic Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez submitted a bid for reelection in New York’s 14th District, according to reporting by Fox News Digital.

Thursday’s filing comes two months after Ocasio-Cortez won her reelection bid in the deep-blue region in the midterms.

The revelation comes from newly-filed Federal Election Commission documents the New York Democrat submitted on Thursday afternoon.

Ocasio-Cortez won her most recent reelection bid — on November 8, 2022 — against Republican Tina Forte, beating her GOP rival by a bruising 43 percentage points, obtaining 70.6 percent of the vote to Forte’s 27.5 percent.

Ocasio-Cortez was first elected to the lower chamber to represent New York’s 14th District in 2018. Her win came after she unexpectedly beat Democratic incumbent Joseph Crowley in the District’s Democratic primary.

Since then, Ocasio-Cortez has become known for being most outspoken for progressive views and staunch in her support of progressive policies, including “Medicare-for-all.”

Ocasio-Cortez has also bucked President Joe Biden in support of her progressive policies.

One example of this is her criticism of the President she made in October 2022 on “Pod Save America.”

During the episode, the New York Democrat expressed dismay that Biden hadn’t included illegal immigrants in his pardon for those with federal convictions for simple marijuana possession.

At the time, she asserted that — under Biden — Democrats hadn’t “tried as a party” with Latino voters.

She queried, “where’s our Dream Act? Where is our immigration reform?”
Ocasio-Cortez then commended Biden for pardoning those with simple marijuana possession convictions but insisted that didn’t go far enough as it didn’t include those “convicted while they were undocumented.”