Rising left-wing rock star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made historical past on Tuesday because the youngest girl elected to Congress, in a protected Democratic Get together stronghold in New York, U.S. media projected.
The 29-year-old has championed her working class and Puerto Rican roots, moonlighting as a bartender till defeating a Democratic grandee in a celebration main earlier this yr, capturing imaginations across the nation.
On Tuesday, she trounced Republican opponent Anthony Pappas in her constituency, a Democratic stronghold in a various a part of Queens and the Bronx, U.S. media reported.
Her win beats the earlier document held by Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a former White Home aide to president George W. Bush who was first elected to an upstate New York constituency in 2014 aged 30.
Earlier than that, the final document was final set by former Democratic consultant Elizabeth Holtzman in Brooklyn, who received a seat within the Home in 1972 when she was 31 years previous and took her seat in 1973.
Girls occupy simply 23 % of the seats within the present U.S. Senate and 19.three % within the Home of Representatives, comparatively low charges within the developed world.