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AOC Backing Means Nothing As Candidate She Endorsed Gets Crushed

At a glance

  • Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the head of the House Democrats’ campaign fundraising arm, had no trouble holding off progressive rival Alessandra Biaggi following a hard-fought primary for the newly drawn 17th Congressional District.
  • With 55.9% of the expected vote in as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, Maloney had 67.3% of the vote compared to 32.7% for Biaggi.
  • The contest pitted Maloney, 56, the Democratic Party establishment candidate with ties to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, against the 36-year-old Biaggi, one of the voices of the progressive left with backing from democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Working Families Party.

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