Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She Can’t Afford to Move to D.C. Without a Congressional Salary

After becoming the youngest woman ever elected to congress on Tuesday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a very real concern: how she was going to pay rent in Washington, D.C.

Before beginning her campaign as a democratic socialist running for the House of Representatives, the New York City native—who turned 29 last month—worked as a bartender at a taqueria in N.Y.C. She told the New York Times that while she saved money from that job and planned ahead with her partner, she was still admittedly concerned about finding housing, since during the transition, her salary...

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By: People.com - 7 days ago

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