All four ‘squad’ members easily win reelection
All four members of “the Squad” — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — easily won reelection Tuesday night after fending off conservative challengers.
“Our sisterhood is resilient,” Omar said on Twitter.
Our sisterhood is resilient. pic.twitter.com/IfLtsvLEdx
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 4, 2020
According to The New York Times, Ocasio-Cortez’s seat was the second most expensive House race in the country after Republican challenger John Cummings raised more than $10 million to try and unseat her. She easily won her race with just under 75 percent of the vote.
The Associated Press called Tlaib’s race early Wednesday morning with over 66 percent of precincts reporting, winning her first race against a Republican opponent, David Dudenhoefer. She did not face a Republican when she was first elected in 2018.
Omar brushed aside GOP challenger Lacy Johnson after he failed to make inroads with his promise to fight poverty and crime through education reform and business savvy. Omar and Tlaib became the first Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018.
Pressley won her strong blue-leaning district over write-in Republican Rayla Campbell.
In announcing her win, Pressley said on Twitter: “Together, we have fought for our shared humanity. We have organized. We have mobilized. We have legislated our values. I am so proud to be your Congresswoman & your partner in the work.”
Together, we have fought for our shared humanity. We have organized. We have mobilized. We have legislated our values.
I am so proud to be your Congresswoman & your partner in the work.
I believe in the power of us.
And we’re just getting started. https://t.co/P0jPUK04wM
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) November 3, 2020
The quartet has drawn the frequent ire of President Trump and other Republicans for their left-leaning views on various issues from climate change to health care.