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Kanika Mehra

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How My Excitement Towards Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Turned Into Disillusionment

When I first saw the video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez realizing she had won, I was instantly captivated. A millennial Latina had beat a ten-term incumbent in her first, entirely people-funded campaign, and was now shaping up to become the youngest woman elected to Congress I, like most, had never heard of her before that night. But as a 17-year-old POC girl, everything I could glean about her was absolutely inspiring. Here was someone that represented

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