Didn’t take long for Miss ‘transparency’ to adapt to life in the DC swamp, did it?
In case her OWN problems with potential campaign violations weren’t trouble enough, now she’s bringing her supporters into it.
It’s nothing new for Politicians to find innovative ways to fundraise, and they love to piggyback off of other issues their constituents feel passionate about. It was a stroke of genius, then, to piggyback a fundraiser off of an Earth Day event, right?
Yes and no.
Because the promotional literature wasn’t exactly clear on where the fundraising dollars were going (i.e. into AOC’s own Campaign coffers), participants weren’t exactly careful to abide by campaign finance laws.
For example, kids as young as three were participants in the ‘Fun Run’, which means they, too, paid the $30 registration fee.
No big deal, right? It’s all going to ‘the cause’ of healing the planet… somehow. Right?
Since the registration fee is actually a campaign contribution, and it’s illegal to make a donation in your child’s name, her ‘Family Fun Run’ may have tricked people into violating campaign law.
“It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,” a female runner told The Post.
“I think it’s really for this particular New Green Deal,” said Brian Schwartz of Long Island. “No question.”
“It’s to help the environment. To support the Green New Deal,” another woman said. “It’s a good cause.”
A vaguely worded notices on AOC’s Facebook page — saying that the run would support “U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & the Green New Deal” — worsened the confusion.
But her spokesman, Corban Trent replied that yes, it was a Campaign fundraiser.
On learning the truth about the money going to Alexandria Occasio-Cortez’s own campaign, participants’ reactions were mixed.
Some were fine with it, but others said if this was going to a policial campaign, she should have come out and said so.
What — you weren’t REALLY expecting plain-talking from another newly-minted DC swamp critter, were you?
You can see it in her eyes, she’s got big plans for America. Big, psychotic plans.
Plans for putting a stake through the heart of industry, in the name of Democratic Socialism. Plans for dismantling ICE and letting illegals stream over our borders. Plans for outlawing cars, and our burgers. Because otherwise, the world will end in 12 years. And you’d better do it, or else, because she’ll tell ya “I’m The Boss!”
She’s not exactly ‘shelf stable’, but she IS an elected representative. She’s Alexandria Occasio-Cortez: The American Psycho!
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