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The New York Times:

New York Primary Election Results: 14th Congressional District

This is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first re-election campaign, and she drew a well-financed challenger in Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC anchor. A.O.C. took the challenge seriously enough that she paid for a late attack ad calling her opponent a former Republican.

The Associated Press expects a delay in vote tabulation and race calls because a large number of voters cast absentee ballots. These ballots will be tabulated on June 30. Precincts reporting figures do not include these ballots.

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CBS New York:

The primary election is set for Tuesday June 23, 2020.

It has been a contentious primary battle in New York’s 14th Congressional District, as freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks to win her party’s nomination.

The campaigns have come down to the wire.

Voters in the Bronx and parts of Queens will get a chance to either re-elect Ocasio-Cortez, or go with another political newcomer, former journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

“I want to get people back to work as soon as it’s safe. We have terrible levels of unemployment in the Bronx and Queens. People are desperate to get back to work, so I want to focus on jobs. I want to focus on more resources for the public health system because we got hit so hard by COVID,” Caruso-Cabrera told CBS2’s Kevin Rincon on Monday.

“This is not an extremely progressive district, actually. They want someone who is not divisive. Someone who will work with Nancy Pelosi, not against her,” Caruso-Cabrera said.

She said her district needs results, not a revolution. But Caruso-Cabrera has come under fire herself, because of the way her campaign has been funded.

“We really take as a compliment sort of the forces that have lined up against us this year. We’ve had three Super PACs spend in this race, all entirely funded by people from Wall Street, Trump donors, Republicans. It makes clear the choice the voters have on Tuesday,” AOC communications director Lauren Hitt said.

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