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AOC Goes After the DCCC, Tells Dems Not to Donate

"My recommendation, if you’re a small-dollar donor: pause your donations to DCCC & give directly to swing candidates instead..."

By NTK Staff | 04.01.2019 @9:10am
AOC Goes After the DCCC, Tells Dems Not to Donate

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who has been called the future of the Democratic Party, is advising her more than 3 million Twitter followers to not donate to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) over the committee’s policy to ‘blacklist’ political firms that work with challengers to Democratic incumbents.

In March, the DCCC sent a memo to over 100 political firms announcing that it would not “contract with nor recommend to House candidates any political vendors that work to oust sitting members of Congress.”

Ocasio-Cortez, known as AOC by her supporters, rose to national prominence when she won a surprising primary victory over ten-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in 2018. She did so with the help of political firms that the DCCC’s policy directly impacts.

“The @DCCC’s new rule to blacklist+boycott anyone who does business w/ primary challengers is extremely divisive & harmful to the party,” AOC tweeted on Saturday. “My recommendation, if you’re a small-dollar donor: pause your donations to DCCC & give directly to swing candidates instead.”

AOC then listed off several Democratic candidates that she recommends her more than 3.7 million Twitter followers donate to, including Reps. Mike Levin (D-CA), Lauren Underwood (D-IL), and Katie Porter (D-CA).

Since becoming a member of Congress, AOC has made news for openness to supporting Democratic primary challengers to Democratic incumbents that don’t share Ocasio-Cortez’s far-left policy agenda.

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