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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 05:29 PM

Ocasio-Cortez builds political army, and a fundraising machine to match


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has spent more money than any House Democrat seeking reelection this year, building a massive political team and an even bigger money machine.

An analysis of the freshman firebrand's prodigious spending shows Ocasio-Cortez has nearly 40 staffers on her campaign, with 30 having been hired in 2020 — a staff size more typical of a top-tier Senate campaign than a congresswoman seeking reelection in a safely progressive seat.

Ocasio-Cortez had spent $6.3 million through June 3, according to her latest FEC report, sixth overall among House candidates.Just two years after she pulled off a stunning upset over a veteran lawmaker, Ocasio-Cortez has become a magnet for small-dollar donors. She has raised more than $10.5 million, about 80 percent of which came from donors giving under $200, the FEC reports show.

That mammoth haul makes her the fifth-most prodigious fundraiser of the cycle so far, behind only House GOP whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)


https://thehill.com/homenews/house/503652-ocasio-cortez-builds-political-army-and-a-fundraising-machine-to-match?fbclid=IwAR15NiO2SCpZrzBmk1xa3Nbw8alLpItVUXrrTEDt_5WI6ZWVY94f5r_lz-s

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Reply Ocasio-Cortez builds political army, and a fundraising machine to match (Original post)
Autumn Jun 22 OP
Laelth Jun 22 #1
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Hassin Bin Sober Jun 22 #2
Autumn Jun 22 #10
melman Jun 22 #3
Autumn Jun 22 #5
melman Jun 22 #13
empedocles Jun 22 #4
Voltaire2 Jun 22 #6
Autumn Jun 22 #8
Voltaire2 Jun 22 #11
DenverJared Jun 22 #7
Autumn Jun 22 #9
Voltaire2 Jun 22 #12
DenverJared Jun 22 #16
Trumpocalypse Jun 23 #18
womanofthehills Jun 23 #19
JudyM Jun 23 #22
progressoid Jun 22 #14
Autumn Jun 22 #15
womanofthehills Jun 23 #20
GeorgiaPeanut Jun 23 #17
Autumn Jun 23 #21

Response to Autumn (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 05:47 PM

1. Nifty! k&r n/t



-Laelth

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 05:50 PM

2. .

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:10 PM

10. Stunningly familiar.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 05:51 PM

3. Excellent

She is going to demolish the cable host. Awful internet people will cry cry cry.

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Response to melman (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 05:58 PM

5. Their tears, they will be nectar to my soul.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 07:19 PM

13. They're starting already

Massive anticipatory-butthurt going on in another thread as we speak.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 05:52 PM

4. We need that Ky Senate seat.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:03 PM

6. Do we love AOC on Mondays?

I cannot keep the schedule straight.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:04 PM

8. I love AOC on any day that ends with a y.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:18 PM

11. Oh that is easier to remember.

ThanKs!

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:04 PM

7. It won't go anywhere

Some people just like to throw money away.

Cenk Uygur didn't even get 5% of the vote

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Response to DenverJared (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:05 PM

9. Some people sure do.

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Response to DenverJared (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 06:30 PM

12. Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is a right wing republican running a false flag campaign.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 11:50 PM

16. She is a registered Democrat

and never said she and Biden would be in different parties or boo'ed Hillary Clinton.

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Response to DenverJared (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 12:32 AM

18. So if Trump switched parties

and became a registered Democrat would you support him too?

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Response to DenverJared (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 12:52 AM

19. So, how many months has MCC been a registered Democrat?

Did she become a Dem before or after she moved out of Trump Tower.

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Response to DenverJared (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 01:14 PM

22. Are you aware of, and/or disagreeing with the following statements about her in the public domain:

Caruso-Cabrera was endorsed by the United States Chamber of Commerce, a traditionally conservative lobbying group that supports business-related causes. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/09/chamber-commerce-aoc-primary-challenger-175917

Over four dozen finance industry professionals, including “Wall St Titans” private equity executives and investment bankers, have made early donations to Caruso-Cabrera. Hm, maybe they don’t enjoy the prospect of being held accountable https://theintercept.com/2020/04/15/aoc-primary-challenger-cabruso-cabrera-wall-street/

Caruso-Cabrera was a registered Republican until just a few years before 2020.

She authored a book in 2010, "You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government," which advocates for an end to Medicare and Social Security, and criticizes Dems for being big spenders, which is a false republican trope.

Caruso-Cabrera moved to Queens less than a year before running for the congressional seat there. She previously lived in Trump Tower in Manhattan for several years. https://news.yahoo.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-wall-street-004137307.html

Of course she’s a registered Dem now! She has to be in order to run for the seat of the Dem congressperson whose views she’s most opposed to.

https://archive.org/details/youknowimrightmo0000caru/mode/2up

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 09:15 PM

14. That's a lot of money!



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Response to progressoid (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 09:26 PM

15. It's impressive for sure.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 12:56 AM

20. She is so impressive -

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 12:21 AM

17. Senator Sanders had lots of money too

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Response to GeorgiaPeanut (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 08:18 AM

21. Yes he does. His fund raising is also quite good.

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