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Ocasio-Cortez said her campaign spent more than $3 million on multilingual mailers, advertisements and organizing events to help her constituents participate in the once-a-decade census count.
“It worked!” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “The Bronx & Queens were top performers nationally.”
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The strong showing in New York City appears to have shored up her district and the clout of Big Apple Democrats.
Ocasio-Cortez’s seat was once considered a possible target for elimination since she’s ruffled feathers in New York and elsewhere by supporting progressive challengers to establishment Democrats. But the new census figures mean likely an upstate Republican district will be wiped out and Democrats will seek to redraw the congressional maps to ensure more Democrats are elected to Congress.
“I think New York could turn into a bloodbath for Republicans,” Dave Wasserman, a prominent redistrict expert at the Cook Political Report, said in an interview Friday with Fox News. “Democrats could convert the existing 19-8 delegation into a 23-3 delegation through redistricting alone.”