Left-wing Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is projected to beat longtime CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in a Democratic primary election according to reports from the US.

The election is being held in New York’s 14th Congressional District, and covers areas of the Bronx and Queens; both reliably Democratic and areas for many year.

The divisive figure of Ocasio-Cortez won the district in the 2018 midterm elections and in the years since has played heavily on her background as the cild of Puerto Ricans claiming “We are black; we are indigenous; we are Spanish; we are European.”

In doing so she has been criticized more than once for faking an African American accent to appeal to the black community in the U.S.

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Speaking to CNN earlier in year about her opponent, Ocasio-Cortez said “it’s everyone’s right to enter the race” and that “anyone who poses a challenge gets kind of automatically platformed by Republican and far-right publications and they can fundraise off of it.”
In response Caruso-Cabrera has called Ocasio-Cortez “M.I.A.” in reference to her supposedly caring more about her wider image in the U.S. rather than in the area she was elected to serve.
Ocasio-Cortez is known to involve herself more in national politics than many of her first term counterparts.
The former TV anchor meanwhile has claimed Ocasio-Cortez “wants to be a national star,” while she wants “to be a congresswoman for the people of the Bronx and Queens.”
Ocasio-Cortez hit back, also on CNN, with a somewhat confusing reference to President Trump, a common target of the 30-year-old former bartender: “Really, it just makes the person sound tone deaf because if you think I’m not around, the person who’s not around is you, because you don’t see us and we’re everywhere. But if they want to go out and say things that are not true and run a Trump-ian style campaign, that’s on them.”
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