Democrats are used to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez existing in the middle of a scandal.
But now Ocasio-Cortez’s latest fiasco could cost Democrats their majority.
That’s because this secret stash of money created this giant problem for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a fundraising heavyweight on the left.
Due to her socialist agenda and the ability to create controversy and viral social media content, Ocasio-Cortez consistently rakes in among the highest fundraising totals of any member of Congress.
In the first fundraising quarter of 2021,Ocasio-Cortez hauled in 2.6 million dollars.
However, since Ocasio-Cortez hails from a deep blue district, the socialist congresswoman deploys her fundraising haul in other ways.
A tried-and-true method for members of Congress to build their influence is spreading donations around to other lawmakers in tough races.
The hope is that if the swing district lawmaker wins, they will repay the member that contributed to their campaign down the line with a vote on a key bill.
However, Ocasio-Cortez’s toxic political brand with the broader American electorate is causing heartburn for swing district Democrats in danger of losing their seats in 2022.
And some Democrats are demanding answers from party leaders about how Ocasio-Cortez’s donations ended up in their campaign accounts without their knowledge.
POLITICO reports, “Some members whose campaigns got unexpected Ocasio-Cortez cash are seeking answers directly from DCCC Chair Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) and his top staffers. DCCC aides gave lawmakers’ wire transfer information to Ocasio-Cortez’s aides without the approval of more senior officials, according to multiple people familiar with the contributions.”
At least three Democrats in tough races returned the contributions.
“While some are grateful for the infusion of cash, at least three Democrats have so far either declined the initial transfer or said they would return the money: Reps. Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania, Carolyn Bourdeaux of Georgia and Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, according to multiple sources,” POLITICO also reported.
In 2020 Republicans won 15 House seats in an environment where Nancy Pelosi predicted Democrats would pick up at least 15 seats because Republican challengers hammered Democrats for Ocasio-Cortez and other high-profile Democrats’ support for socialism and defunding the police.
Republicans only need to flip six seats to reclaim the majority and Democrats are terrified their most vulnerable members could be tagged as Ocasio-Cortez puppets by these campaign donations.
Even if Democrats return the contributions, it is too late.
Ocasio-Cortez’s donations will show up on a Federal Election Commission quarterly fundraising report which is all Republicans need to draft campaign commercials blasting the Democrats for being in league with Ocasio-Cortez and her socialist and anti-police agenda.
Considering how few seats Republicans need to flip the House of Representatives, Ocasio-Cortez may have just committed a fatal mistake.
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