Ocasio-Cortez’s “I’m 100% people funded me” comment questioned

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Progressive Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is at the center of a Federal Elections Commission (FEC) investigation into whether she and her campaign manager, Saikat Chakrabarti, violated election laws by allegedly funneling $1 million in donations to private companies from political action committees.

These PAC’s and private companies in question are all controlled by Chakrabarti.

When Reporters caught up with Ocasio-Cortez upon her arrival at Washington’s Reagan International Airport and asked her about the allegations, Ocasio-Cortez responded by stating,” there is no violation,” and added,” I’m 100% people funded me.”

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According to Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign finance reporting, “total individual contributions” netted $2,041,236.26, which includes $2700 from billionaire Tom Steyer.

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But another $75,427.63 came from groups or committees, calling into question her assertion that her congressional campaign was solely funded by “people” or individuals.

Technically, many of these groups consists of labor unions, so it can be said that “people” who donated to their respective union Pac, donated to Ocasio-Cortez.

Other groups who donated to “AOC” were Moveon.org and SEIU.



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Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes Floridianpress.com, Judicialpost.com, shark-tank.com, and Hispolitica.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

 

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