‘Money Couldn’t Buy a Movement’: AOC Trounces Wall Street-Backed Democratic Primary Opponent | Common Dreams News

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez handily defeated CNBC contributor and Wall Street-backed challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District on Tuesday, a victory that the progressive congresswoman celebrated as evidence that “money couldn’t buy a movement.”

The race was not close, despite Caruso-Cabrera’s aggressive corporate fundraising efforts and backing from finance industry titans like Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman—a donor to President Donald Trump—and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon.

With a 100% of precincts reporting, Ocasio-Cortez defeated Caruso-Cabrera 72.6% to 19.4%. Absentee ballots in New York have yet to be counted.

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