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In what has become one of the biggest upheavals in New York’s political history, a 28-year-old Latina Democratic socialist beat Representative Joe Crowley to become the next member of Congress in New York's 14th District.

Her name is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Bronx-born Cortez won with a campaign costing just $600,000 (£454,300) – in comparison to her opponent’s $3 million (£2.27 million) campaign, and ousted Crowley, who had held the seat for 14 years.

She ran on a liberal platform that pushed for Medicare for all, abolishing ICE and advocating for a ban on high assault weapons in light of the string of fatal school shootings in the country.

With her historic win, here are some more things you should know about her:

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