Alexandrea Ocasio-Cortez blamed Democrats for not doing enough with Latino voters as results in Florida showed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden performed poorly with the state’s minority group.
Representative Ocasio Cortez, who was re-elected to her seat in New York, tweeted on Tuesday: “I will not comment much on tonight’s results as they are developing and continuing, but I will say we are sounding the alarm about Diem’s vulnerabilities with Latinos for a long and long time.
“There is a strategy and a path, but not the necessary effort.”
She followed up with another tweet: “We have work to do.”
The AOC comments were in response to a news story highlighting Biden’s underperformance with his Latins in Sunshine.
Two new Democratic lawmakers in Congress in South Florida lost their races on Tuesday.
Many Democratic observers are already starting to blame Biden’s difficulties in winning over the Latins over his fall in the state – and the fall of other Democrats to the polls.
Several news outlets expected Congresswoman Donna Shala from the 27th Congressional District of Sunshine State and Debbie Mocarsil Powell of the 26th congressional district to be a single term in the House of Representatives.
Former TV news anchor Maria Elvira Salazar, Republican for the 27th district, defeated Ms. Shalala by 51.4-48.6 per cent in the rematch of the 2018 midterm elections. This represents a swing of 9 percentage points since Ms. Shalala won the battle of 2018 by 6 points percentage.
Carlos Jimenez, Mayor of Miami-Dade County, outperformed Mucarsel-Powell by 51.8-48.2 percent.
Both regions are over 70 percent Latino, with a large Cuban immigrant population.
Donald Trump won Florida largely by defeating that group of voters, who apparently heeded the president’s campaign warnings that Biden and the Democrats were slipping toward “communism.”
During his victory speech on Tuesday, Mr. Jimenez attacked Mrs. Mucarcel Powell’s vote record, calling her “one of the most partisan members of Congress”.
“I want to be bipartisan. We need to work together. This country needs to work together because we have threats from outside and inside, and for us to keep fighting, it makes no sense at all,” he said.
“I’ll roll up my sleeves, and I will work with our colleagues in Congress to bring solutions, to deliver results for the people of Miami-Dade County and also for the people of this country. The first thing we have to do is restore our economy, and I think we’re on our way to do that.”
By midnight, Mrs. Mucarsel-Powell had yet to give up her race.
Preliminary results showed that Representative Ocasio-Cortez won her seat in New York by a large margin.
With more than 75 percent of the vote counted in the 14th district, Rip Ocasio-Cortez won 69 percent to his Republican rival John Cummings’ 30 percent.
Mr. Cummings, a 60-year-old teacher and first-time Republican competitor, raised more than $ 10 million in donations from across the country to make the 14th Circuit the second most expensive contest for the House of Representatives in the country.
After the Associated Press announced the result in its favor at 10.09 PM local time, Mrs. Ocasio Cortez thanked the electorate for supporting her “despite spending millions against us”.
“Serving NY-14 and fighting for working-class families in Congress has been the greatest honor, privilege and responsibility in my life,” she wrote on Twitter.
“Thank you Bronx & Queens for my re-election to the Board despite the millions that have been spent against us, and trust me to represent you again.”
Mrs. Ocasio-Cortez, 31, became a rising star in the party, earning her hostility from Republicans and repeated sticking comments from the president during election rallies.
She personally raised more than $ 17 million in donations for her 2020 race, however, amassing support for her strong stance on climate change and her relatable political style, which made her play video games on Twitch with voters during the campaign.