Salvage. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised bigger than $1 million in January for her re-election campaign, making it her finest fundraising month ever, per her campaign.
The progressive firebrand beaten her month-to-month aim after Fox News reported Jan. 10 Ocasio-Cortez refused to pay her $250,000 in “dues” to the Democratic Congressional Advertising and marketing and marketing campaign Committee, upsetting her liberal colleagues who bashed her for looking to undermine their party.
Ocasio-Cortez efficiently fundraised off her renegade stance in opposition to the institution and even launched a modern management PAC to manufacture up her arsenal to carry on the DCCC.
“We predicament a $1,000,000 aim within the initiating of the month, and our fantastic supporters fully beaten it — a paunchy 24 hours forward of the level in time,” Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign stated in an electronic mail to supporters. “Our group is floored. The vitality of this circulate is at an all-time high, and that foreshadows so much of worthy things for our future.”
The Unique York Democrat moreover posted spectacular 2019 numbers on Friday. Ocasio-Cortez ended the year elevating $5.5 million, in conjunction with $1.98 million true within the closing quarter. She ends the year with $2.9 million in money available within the market, modern campaign finance records posted with the Federal Election Price demonstrate.
Her fundraising haul competitors the destroy Home Democrat, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who posted $5.9 million in total receipts for the year and $2 million for the closing quarter, records demonstrate.
Pelosi had much less money within the bank at the destroy of the year at $2.6 million. AOC, as she’s known, would cling surpassed Pelosi in total 2019 fundraising if the speaker hadn’t transferred $1.4 million into her account from the “Nancy Pelosi Victory Fund,” a joint fundraising account along with her management PAC and the DCCC.
These transfer donations encompass tests from high-greenback backers fancy George Soros, Alexander Soros, Pat Stryker, Steven Spielberg, Kate Spielberg, Larry Silverstein, Jill Glazer and Peter Chernin.
Ocasio-Cortez owned her resolution to refuse paying dues to the DCCC, bashing its coverage to “blacklist” venders that aid progressive major challengers. She pledged to proceed to toughen major challengers to certain incumbents, a lumber that has angered her fellow Democratic participants of Congress.
“I carry out no longer thought the sense in giving a quarter-million dollars to an organization that has clearly suggested of us fancy me that we’re no longer welcome,” Ocasio-Cortez stated.
She’s raised money straight for certain swing-district participants of Congress but has bucked the party institution by moreover endorsing major challengers for her Democratic colleagues.
In launching her modern management PAC, on Jan. 11, AOC stated the difficulty will allow her to fund her hand-picked candidates who is also shunned by the DCCC.
And all as soon as more on Friday, her campaign took yet every other dig at the DCCC.
“The DCCC is actively striking their hand on the scales in competitive primaries. They’re blacklisting consultants and distributors who work with progressive major challengers, no topic who they’re primarying,” the show cloak stated. “Which intention the DCCC is siding with pro-life, pro-Trump, pro-company Democrats over human rights lawyers, center faculty teachers, and other progressive community leaders who will combat for working-class folks.”