Since taking office in January 2019, lawmakers, all women of color, have been cheering for the progressive base of the left and stirring up social media, but also attracting controversy and indignation of President Donald Trump.
None of the incumbents faced significant challenges in their first re-election bid this year.
Ocasio-Cortez will win re-election to New York’s 14th Congressional District before two challengers, Republican John C. Cummings and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera of the American Service Movement, a CNN project.
The race for the Democratic seat deeply representing divisions of the Bronx and Queens in New York City was never considered competitive. However, the senior female congressman for her first term, more commonly known as the AOC, raised funds at an aggressive clip and met with well-funded opposition during her first re-election.
The race also saw an unusual amount of outside spending – overwhelming that of Ocasio-Cortez. One group, “Stop the AOC PAC” spent $ 68,370 on digital ads and outreach to the opposition Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez previously defeated Caruso-Cabrera in the Democratic primary election this summer. CNBC longtime correspondent and host ran for the general election on behalf of the American Service Movement party.
This story was updated with additional developments on Wednesday.