AOC, other 'Squad' members win landslide victories in 2022 elections | Fox News

  

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Via:  jbb  •  3 weeks ago  •  13 comments

By:   Chris Pandolfo (Fox News)

AOC, other 'Squad' members win landslide victories in 2022 elections | Fox News
The six progressive lawmakers informally known as the "Squad" each won re-election easily on Tuesday, as control of the U.S. House of Representatives remains in question.

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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the other members of the "Squad" were re-elected Tuesday, cruising to victory in their deep-blue congressional districts by wide margins.

The Associated Press has called the races for Ocasio-Cortez, as well as Reps. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a campaign event for New York Gov. Kathy Hochul in the Queens borough of New York City on Nov. 8, 2022. (Yuki Iwamura/Getty Images)

Each lawmaker represents a district that President Biden won by double digits in the 2020 election. Bowman, who represents New York's 16th Congressional District comprising parts of the Bronx and Westchester County, had the slimmest margin of victory and yet still was leading 65%-34% against Republican challenger Miriam Flisser, with more than 91% of results reporting.

"Thank you to every member of our community and every grassroots supporter for entrusting me with the great responsibility of representing NY-14 in Congress," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a victory message on Twitter. "We do this with small dollars, every time. I remain grateful to all of you who make a new kind of governance possible."

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib were the founding members of the "Squad," who gained notoriety as freshman lawmakers after the 2018 election for pushing the Democratic House conference to the left. Bush and Bowman joined the informal group after winning election in 2020.

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Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listen during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

All six are comparatively young among House Democrats and have at times come under fire from the party's establishment for championing progressive causes like "defund the police," which may be popular in their districts but not with the rest of the country. As a group they opposed the bipartisan infrastructure bill favored by President Biden and have fought against compromises on government spending or other progressive priorities.

TLAIB WINS MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, DECLARES SQUAD 'HERE TO STAY, AND IT'S ONLY GETTING BIGGER'

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib speaks during the Get Out the Vote Rally in Detroit. Michigan Democrats held a Get Out the Vote Rally for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with former President Obama ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. (Dominick Sokotoff/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Though some members of the group faced primary challenges from moderate candidates earlier this year, they all easily defeated their challengers.

"To every single volunteer, thank you for protecting people's right to vote. Thank you for caring enough. Thank you for showing up with joy and love," Tlaib tweeted Tuesday. "Tonight, we will show folks that our community is beautifully loud and powerful. We aren't going to be silenced."

Chris Pandolfo is a writer for Fox News Digital. Send tips to chris.pandolfo@fox.com and follow him on Twitter @ChrisCPandolfo.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

Yet the gop's great brown hope Mayra Flores LOST!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @1    3 weeks ago

Exactly, AOC is the MTG of the north.  There are delusional voters everywhere.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1    3 weeks ago

the gop/gqp are losers and are losing almost everywhere!

Like Boebert

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Drinker of the Wry
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1.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

Have they called that election?  The last I saw she was ahead by 0.4 points with 99% of the vote counted.  

Damn those mountain people.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.2    3 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @1    3 weeks ago

Fantastic.  Another hater/bigot/loser!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @1.2    3 weeks ago

Flores that is 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
PhD Principal
2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @2    3 weeks ago

Voting up your own comments. Now THAT is pathetic. Oh I see you retracted it. Good on ya. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1    3 weeks ago

Is insults all you have?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
PhD Principal
2.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

Seems to work for you so I thought I'd give it a shot. 

 
 
 
squiggy
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2.1.3  squiggy  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

Have you forgotten denial, deflection and projection? Perhaps having to do paid work is interfering with NT.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  squiggy @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

My admirers.  I'm not flattered.  

 
 

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